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Solenopsis fugax

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: sofu0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Solenopsidini
  • Origin: Germany
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Characteristics: light polymorph, larger colonies polygyn
  • Appearence of the queen: yellow till yellow-brown, very small
  • Appearance of the workers: yellow till yellow-brown, very small
  • Nest building: soild nests, mostly under stones
  • Nutrition: ant brood, insects, nectar
  • Temperature: warm and sunny
  • Air humidity: dry
  • Soil conditions: sand, loam, pebbles
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Level: for beginners
  • Specifics: one of the smallest ants in Germany, anyhow they are a little bit polymorph, very well-fortified because of their "poison-sting". Often nestling between greater ants, like Lasius or Serviformica. They use the brood of these ants for nutrition. Subterranean they infiltrate through very small passages the foreign nest. Could be grown very large, over 100.000 animals (no house-ants).
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Queen - 15.60 €
Colony - 30.22 €
With 100 - 500 workers