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Temnothorax interruptus

Added on: 9/27/2008
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Temnothorax interruptus one of the smallest Temnothorax species suitable for keeping in one companion basin (basin with several species). This species also prefers warm temperatures and inhabits dry habitats. It is a very adept hunter by creeping up on their prey (very often springtails) and jumping at their prey and killing them by sting within seconds.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: yellow-brown
  • Size:
  • Nest size: small (up to 200 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn/polygyn
  • Distribution: Central Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey/sugar water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in moss, roots
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: It is a very adept hunter by creeping up on their prey (very often springtails) and jumping at their prey and killing them by sting within seconds.
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With 50 workers