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Temnothorax cf. affinis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: teaf0001
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Small red-brown colored Myrmicinae which can be kept in small terrariums. It is also a preferred species for a conjoint with other ants because it is not dominant and avoids any conflicts with other ants.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: red-brown
  • Size: 2,8 - 3,5 mm, Queens: 3,5 - 4,7 mm
  • Nest size: small (several 100 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn
  • Distribution: Western Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey/sugar water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in rotten wood and small branches
  • Class: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With about 100 workers