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Tetraponera rufonigra

Added on: 5/23/2008
Article number: teru0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Tetraponera
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: red with black abdomen/head
  • Size:
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects, also sometimes captures small ants
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (dry)
  • Nest building: Nests in dry death wood
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
  • Specifics: Has a very good sight
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With about 100 workers

Proatta butteli

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: prsp0001
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Proatta looks like a miniature Atta but isn't related to it. This species don't breed fungi and don't cut leaves. There don't exists cast building. It is easy to keep.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicine, Tribe Stenammini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: Worker: golden, Queen: brownish yellow
  • Nutrition: dead insects and honey-/sugar water
  • Nest building: Soilnest
  • Climate: Tropical rainforest
  • Specifics: Queen feign death if in danger, workers are otherwise very fortified
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Polyrhachis sp. 8 "Erdbewohner"

Added on: 11/11/2016
Article number: posp0008
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  • Taxonomy: Unterfamilie Formicinae, Tribus Camponotini
  • Herkunft: Asien
  • Winterruhe: Nein
  • Aussehen:silbrig-schwarz
  • Nestbau: Erdnester
  • Nahrung: Honigwasser, Insekten
  • Temperatur: 25 - 28 °C
  • Luftfeuchtigkeit: 60 - 80 % (tropisches Klima)
  • Bodenbeschaffenheit: Nur für etwaige Bepflanzung notwendig
  • Haltungsklasse: einfach
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with 50-70 workers

Polyrhachis sp. 7

Added on: 1/23/2011
Article number: posp0007
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This is a beautiful black colored tropical Polyrhachis species of Southeast Asia. It is an undemanding, diurnal, and tame species.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: shiny black
  • Colony size: small
  • Nest bulding: weaved nests between green leafes
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects and other small animals
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: usefull because they like walking on plants

 

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With 10-20 workers

Polyrhachis sp. 6

Added on: 2/19/2010
Article number: posp0006
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This is a beautiful golden colored tropical Polyrhachis species of Southeast Asia. It is an undemanding, diurnal, and tame species.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: golden
  • Colony size: medium
  • Nest bulding: dry tree branches or hollow tree trunks
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects and other small animals
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: usefull because they like walking on plants

 

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Polyrhachis sp. 5

Added on: 1/23/2010
Article number: posp0005
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This is a small red colored indonesian Polyrhachis species that creates it's weave nests between leafes. Colonies are not very populous and are ideal for keeping in community basins.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: red
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests primarily between leafes
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium

 

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With about 8 workers
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Large Colony - Currently not available
with 100-150 workers

Polyrhachis sp. 4

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: posp0004
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This is a small shinny black colored indonesian Polyrhachis species that creates it's weave nests between leafes. Colonies are not very populous and are ideal for keeping in community basins.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: shinny black
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests primarily between leafes
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium

 

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With 10-20 workers

Polyrhachis sp. 3

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: posp0003
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This is a small black colored peaceful indonesian Polyrhachis species that creates it's weave nests between leafes. Colonies are not very populous and are ideal for keeping in community basins. This species have large thorns and slight red leegs.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: black with large thorns
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests primarily between leafes
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium

 

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With approx. 60 70 workers
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Polyrhachis sp. 2

Added on: 2/12/2009
Article number: posp0002
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This is a black aggressive indonesian polyrhachis species that builds weaved nests under leafes. It is a monogyn rarer species compared to other Polyrhachis. A remarkable characteristic is the hammertone finish like black head and thorax. This strong about 1 cm large Polyrhachis builds smaller colonies compared to other Polyrhachis.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: black (hammertone finish) with large thorns
  • Size: Workers 1 cm
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests primarily between or under leafes
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium

 

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Colony - Currently not available
With approx. 50 workers

Polyrhachis sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: posp0001
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This is a large bluish shinny black Polyrhachis species from Southeast Asia. The colony size is smaller than of the "bulk ants" Polyrhachis dives (max. 150 - 200 ants).

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: bluish shinny black with large thorns
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests on tree stems and various hollow
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium
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Polyrhachis cf. illaudata

Added on: 5/26/2015
Article number: pocf0001
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In contrast to the Polyrhachis dives these Polyrhachis do not belong to the spining weaver's ants.

They live in natural hollow cavities (e.g., to bamboo canes, wooden trunks or similar).
 

  •     Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribus Camponotini
  •     Origin: Asia
  •     Winter rest: No
  •     Color :silbrig black
  •     Nest construction: Bamboo canes, wooden trunks or similar.
  •     Food: Honey water, insects
  •     Temperature: 25 - 28 °C
  •     Air humidity: 60 - 80% (tropical climate)
  •     Surface conditions: Only for any(possible) plantation inevitably
  •     Position class: simply 
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Colony - Currently not available
with ca. 40-60 workers

Pheidologeton sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phsp0003
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Similar to Pheidologeton diversus (workers ride on their queens and sometimes also on the soldiers). In contrast to P. diversus this kind creates tunneled streets to their feeding place.

  • Origin: South-East Asia
  • Color: Workers: braun, Soldiers: black and also brown
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph, monogyn and also polygyn
  • Nutrition: insects and seeds
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C (tolerates cooler temperatures than Pheidologeton diversus for instance)
  • Humidity: moist
  • Soil conditions: loamy sand, loam
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Accessories: heat source
  • Level: for advancer
  • Specifics: Very interesting ants because their predatory attacks like this of driver ants. They also apply fixed "highways" when the colony is great enough. The workers ride on their queens (for protection) and sometimes also on the soldiers. The difference of size between the workers and soldiers is the biggest of all ant species.
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Pheidologeton diversus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phdi0001
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  • Taxonomy: Submailiy Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidologetonini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Color: Workers: black, Soldiers: black and also brown
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph, monogyn and also polygyn
  • Nutrition: insects and seeds
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Humidity: 50% - 60% at 28° C (moist ground)
  • Soil conditions: loamy sand, loam
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Accessories: heat source
  • Level: for advancer
  • Specifics: very interesting ants because their predatory attacks like this of driver ants. They also apply fixed "highways" when the colony is great enough. The workers ride on their queens (for protection) and sometimes also on the soldiers. The difference of size between the workers and soldiers is the biggest of all ant species.
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Pheidologeton cf. affinis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phsp0004
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New Pheidologeton species from South Asia with browner colored workers.

  • Taxonomy: Submailiy Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidologetonini
  • Origin: South Asia
  • Color: Workers: brown, Soldiers: black brown
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph, monogyn and also polygyn
  • Nutrition: insects and seeds
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Humidity: 50% - 60% at 28° C (moist ground)
  • Soil conditions: loamy sand, loam
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Accessories: heat source
  • Level: for advancer
  • Specifics: very interesting ants because their predatory attacks like this of driver ants. They also apply fixed "highways" when the colony is great enough. The workers ride on their queens (for protection) and sometimes also on the soldiers. The difference of size between the workers and soldiers is the biggest of all ant species. In contrary to Pheidologeton diversus this species is more active in movement and nest building, and has also slightly smaller workers.
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Colony - Currently not available
Contains about 100 workers

Pheidole sp. "long legged"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phsp0001
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This is a very long-legged Pheidolini, presumable of genus Pheidole. It was found in rotten wood only in deepest intact rain forest.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Size: Workers: 6 - 7 mm, Soldiers: 8 - 9 mm, Queen: 10 - 11 mm
  • Nest building: in rotten wood
  • Climate: tropical, moist
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Pheidole cf. noda

Added on: 6/21/2009
Article number: phcf0001
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This is a very common Pheidole species common in Japan and Southern China.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Hibernation: no
  • Nest building: in soil
  • Climate: subtropical
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Pachycondyla cf tridentata

Added on: 11/10/2016
Article number: pacf0003
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: black
  • Size: 20 - 21 mm
  • Appearance: black, a little bit red
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: warm, 24 - 28°C (Rainforest climate)
  • Humidity: high
  • Soil condition: Humus layer soil
  • Nest building: rotten wood (tree roots/branches)
  • Planting: Any rain forest plants
  • Keeping level: easy
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Colony - 199.00 €
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Oecophylla smaragdina

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: oesm0001
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These specie lives in trees like ficus, therein they build their nests. For greater colonies it is better to offer them more trees. They waeve at team work leaves which be use as homebase or louse-cultivation room. Never Nestling in the soil. Use own brood (larvae) to weave

  • Origin:Southeast Asia
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Oecophyllini
  • Characteristics: minors and majors
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence of the queen: great, vigorous, often green, brown
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, slim with long extremities
  • Nest bulding: weaved nests between leaves of trees
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting, nesting between leaves
  • Planting: ficus
  • Level: Medium

Hint: Large Oecophylla smaragdina colonies have many branch nests (polydom) but only one main nest with a mated Queen. Because we don't want to cheat our customers we will only sell opened (verified) nests with guaranteed mated Queens which were usually kept by us several months before we sell. Unopened nests can contain parasites or vermins (Mites, cockroaches, etc.). So called low-cost colonies without Queen are wasted money because you don't take pleasure in very long.

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With ca. 20 workers
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With 200-250 workers
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Odontoponera transversa

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: odtr0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: black
  • Size: approx. 11 - 14 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugarwater, insects, likes ripe fruits
  • Soil Condition: loam
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
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Colony - Currently not available
With 15- 20 workers

Odontomachus sp."black"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: odsp0002
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These ants are able to catapult themselfs up to 40 cm far thru sudden lock up of their mandibles. This mandible lock up is the fastest known mechanism in the fauna. The upper jaw closes with a speed of 38 to 64 m/s. Thru locking up their jaws they are anesthetizing their prey to afterwards sting it to death. It is improper for a corporate tank/formicarium because they will attack any other species at first encounter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: black
  • Size: 8 - 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests and rotten wood
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Dangers: can sting
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With brood or first workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 10-12 ants

Odontomachus sp. "brown"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: odsp0001
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These ants are able to catapult themselfs up to 40 cm far thru sudden lock up of their mandibles. This mandible lock up is the fastest known mechanism in the fauna. The upper jaw closes with a speed of 38 to 64 m/s. Thru locking up their jaws they are anesthetizing their prey to afterwards sting it to death. It is improper for a corporate tank/formicarium because they will attack any other species at first encounter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia, Southern America
  • Color: brown
  • Size: 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests and rotten wood
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Dangers: can sting
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10-15 workers
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Colony with at least 100 ants from Southern America

Myrmicaria sp.

Added on: 2/19/2010
Article number: myar0002
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An undemanding ants species from the mountains of Southeast Asia which is good for keeping cooler. Because colonies of this species becomes large is is suited for keeping in large basin complxes connected with pipes. Also this Myrmicaria defend oneself with it's defense secretion.

  • Origin: Southeast Asia (mountains about 1500 m)
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Myrmicariini
  • Characteristics: Monomorph, can not sting
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence of the queen: deep brown with orange thorax, humpy
  • Appearance of the workers: deep brown
  • Nest bulding: soil nests
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 14 - 25°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical climate)

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Small colony - Currently not available
With 50-70 workers
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With about 1500 workers

Myrmicaria cf arachnoides

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: myar0001
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These specie build carton nests, similar like wasps, they need high air humidity for the nestbuilding (often spray in the closed basin). They sit up on their long extremities by danger and deliver a little drop turpentinelike defence-secretion at their protruding sting. Slow walking animals. Never nestling in the soil; carton nests often under leafs, no house-ant.

  • Origin: Southeast Asia (mountains about 800 m)
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Myrmicariini
  • Characteristics: Monomorph
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence of the queen: two colored ant, brown-beige, humpy, with long extremities
  • Appearance of the workers: same as queen
  • Nest bulding: carton nests under leaves of trees
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 18 - 25°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical climate)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting, nesting between leaves
  • Planting: ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Difficult
  • Specifics: It is advisable to use an Formicarium top covering to keep temperature and air humidity constant. Othwerwise they aren't able to build carton nests.
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Colony, black workers - Currently not available
Contains several 40-60 workers

Messor cf. orientalis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mesp0001
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Oriental Messor species which doesn't need hibernation. This species is also active in cool season in their range. It is significant easier to keep this species than for example Messor barbarus and they subsist on seeds, honey-/sugar water but also insects (similar to many Pheidole species). A typical identifiers is the caldera formed nest entry. They will often be found in sand or loamy sand. The shape of the body is slimmer than of Messor barbarus and the color of the workers is brown till black. The queen is colored black with brown legs.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: Workers: darkbrown, Queen: black with brown legs
  • Size: Queen 11 - 13 mm
  • Distribution: Orient (Asia Minor)
  • Characteristics:  polymorph
  • Nest building: Soil nests, often in sand or under stones
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 22 - 30 °C
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: very easy to keep


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Contains 30 - 50 ants
Large colony - Currently not available
With 150 - 200 workers

Meranoplus sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mesp0002
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  • Taxonomy: Subfymily Myrmicinae, Tribe Meranoplini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Appearence of the queen: Approximately twice as large as the workers.
  • Appearance of the workers: red with black abdomen
  • Nest building: Soil nests (caldera), sunny
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Warm: 25 - 30 °C
  • Climate: tropical
  • Soil condition: sand, loam
  • Specifics: The ants move very slowly, because they trusting in their cemical defence. Meranoplus is a strange looking ant because of her furry hear.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-40 workers

Meranoplus mucronatus

Added on: 11/12/2013
Article number: mesp0007
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A very large Meranoplus spec. which nests in dead wood or soil nests. The workers are having about 7-8mm more than twice as large known as the Meranoplus bicolor.

This ant is only suitable for a community tank. As is the large diurnal ant colonies they would be very well suited for densely planted a tropical pool. The diet with sugar or honey water and insects is very easy.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae, Tribe Meranoplini
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Appearance of the workers: head and abdomen black, thorax red-brown
  • Nest building: dead wood
  • Food: Insects and honey water
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Warm: 25 - 30 ° C.
  • Soil: sand, clay
  • Planting: small potted plant
  • Specifics: The ants move very slowly, because they rely entirely on their chemical defenses.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 200-300 workers

Meranoplus bicolor

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mebi0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfymily Myrmicinae, Tribe Meranoplini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Appearence of the queen: Approximately twice as large as the workers.
  • Appearance of the workers: Black head and abdomen, torax red-brown; size like Lasius niger, but haired
  • Nest building: Soil nests (caldera)
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Warm: 25 - 30 °C
  • Soil condition: sand, loam
  • Planting: small potted plants
  • Specifics: The ants move very slowly, because they are trusting in their chemical defence. Meranoplus is a strange looking ant because of her furry hair.
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Small colony - 89.00 €
With 20-40 workers

Harpegnathos venator

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: have0001
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Harpegnathos venator has a very interesting hunting behaviour and a good sight.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: black
  • Size: approx. 15 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Insects, Spiders, etc. and sometimes Honey-/Sugar water
  • Temperature: warm, 22 - 28°C (Tropical)
  • Soil condition: Sand loam
  • Nest building: Soil nest with caldera
  • Planting: Any rain forest plants
  • Keeping level: medium (for advanced ants keepers)

 

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With 10 - 25 workers

Harpegnathos saltator

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: hasa0001
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Harpegnathos saltator has a very interesting hunting behaviour and a good sight.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: reddish brown with black abdomen
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Insects, Spiders, etc. and sometimes Honey-/Sugar water
  • Temperature: warm, 22 - 28°C (Tropical)
  • Soil condition: Sand loam
  • Nest building: Soil nest with caldera
  • Planting: Any rain forest plants
  • Keeping level: for advanced ants keepers

 

 

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Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers (with Gamergate)

Gnamptogenys sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: gnsp0001
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Very defensive small monogyne ponerine species with extraordinarily rust red colored hammer effect enamel structure.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: rust red with hammer effect enamel structure
  • Size: 8 - 9 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Nests in rotten wood and humus soil
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Soil Condition: Humus (forest ground)
  • Keeping level: very easy
  • Planting: rain forest plants
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Colony - Currently not available
With 40 workers

Diacamma sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0001
Keywords:
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: Black with silveriness
  • Size: 10 - 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests (craternests), in the mountains under stones
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Temperature: 22 - 28 °C
  • Soil Condition: Sand, loam, mould
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
  • Specifics: Tandem run: with nest move or to big prey a guide's animal leads another ant in the tandem run! Coursing alone, or in small groups, preys will be stabbed first and then transported to the nest.

The Queen can't be distinguished from worker with naked eye. These colonies however were specially tested and contain queens.

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Colony - Currently not available
with 50 - 70 workers
Colony - 109.00 €
with 20-40 workers

Diacamma scalpratum

Added on: 11/10/2016
Article number: disc0001
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Tandem run: In the case of a nest moving or a large beutier, a leader will guide another nest in the tandem run! Alone, or hunting in small groups, begetters are usually first stabbed and then transported to the nest. This diacamma species also has a gamergate. The queen can not be distinguished from the naked eye by a worker. These colonies, however, were specifically examined and have guaranteed a queen (Gamergate)

  • Taxonomy: subfamily Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Size: 16-18mm
  • Color: Black, with silver luster
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Earth nests
  • Food: insects and honey / sugar water as well as ripe fruits
  • Soil: sand, clay, humus
  • Planting: any tropical plants
  • Special feature: The largest and a very aggressive diacamma species. A real rainforest ant: here you have to pay attention to a constantly high humidity.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 70-100 workers

Diacamma cf. ceylonense

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0002
Keywords:
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: Black with silveriness
  • Size: about 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests very often in holed cocus nuts
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugarwater, insects, likes ripe fruits
  • Soil Condition: Sand, loam, mould
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
  • Specifics: Very strong and aggressive diacamma species. Tandem run: with nest move or to big prey a guide's animal leads another ant in the tandem run! Coursing alone, or in small groups, preys will be stabbed first and then transported to the nest. This species also have a gamergate.

The Queen can't be distinguished from worker with naked eye. These colonies however were specially tested and contain queens.

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Colony - Currently not available
With 30-50 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 51 - 100 workers

Camponotus sp. 6

Added on: 2/20/2010
Article number: casp0014
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A small Southeast Asian Camponotus species which nests in dry tree branches like our native Camponotus truncatus. Their major workers also closes the nests entries with their plug alike heads and they are even different colored as the normal workers. The Queen attracts attention with her silvery striped gaster. Some keeping notes: nest area shouldn't be kept too moist.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Color: Major worker: black with red head, Queen: black with silvery striped gaster
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (moist)
  • Nest building: dry tree branches
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers

Camponotus sp. "Thailand"

Added on: 1/27/2009
Article number: casp0012
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Easy to keep Camponotus species from Thailand.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Color: red-brown head, dark thorax and reddish-brown abdomen (Color may vary depending on the size of the worker)
  • Size: Workers: 0.8 - 1.3 cm, Queen: 1.6 cm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (moist)
  • Nest building: Wood nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy

Note: Only available once because bought from private ants keeper.

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Colony - Currently not available
With about 100 - 200 workers

Camponotus sp. "Southern Asia"

Added on: 5/23/2008
Article number: casp0010
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: yellow-brown
  • Size: Workers about 7 - 8 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (moist)
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
  • Specifics: Builds "half" calderas (one sided)
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Colony - Currently not available
With first workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 10/9/2015
Article number: casp0025
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A small southeast asian Camponotus species that nests in dry and dead wood similar to the European Camponotus truncatus. A moist climate is also no problem, however it is important to ensure that the nesting wood can dry out.

Because this is a peaceful species it can be kept together with other species in one basin.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Color: black
  • Size: 3-7mm
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water, crickets, flies
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C (tropical)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: dead wood (dry)
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10-20 workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: casp0007
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Size: Queen about 11 - 13 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests, half shaded places between grass and bushes
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
  • Specifics: Builds "half" calderas (one sided)
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Colony - Currently not available
With 5-10 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
With 50-80 workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: casp0008
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This is a fast growing Camponotus species from Maledives which builds strong major workers in larger colonies.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Maldives
  • Color: black
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: tropical
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: This species nests in loamy ground
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
Above 100 ants

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 5/5/2008
Article number: casp0009
Keywords:
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southern Asia
  • Color: black
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
Contains 40-50 workers
Small colony - Currently not available
With first workers

Camponotus sericeus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: case0001
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This is a diurnal, conspicuous golden colored Camponotus species. It will be commonly called as Golden ant due to their golden pubescence on the gaster. Likes very sunny places, will forage alone or in small groups, will direct workers in tandem movement to food source or new nest.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: black with golden abdomen
  • Characteristics: haired abdomen, monogyne
  • Size: Queen about 11 - 13 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers

Camponotus habereri

Added on: 12/2/2008
Article number: caha0001
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Unique colored Camponotus species from East Asia.Even first workers do have the unique colored stripes of the Queen.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: East Asia
  • Color: red with black-yellow striped abdomen
  • Size: Workers: 0.8 - 1.3 cm, Queen: 1.6 cm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: subtropical (moist), Flatland
  • Nest building: Wood nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With about 5-10 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With approx. 500-1000 workers

Camponotus gigas

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cagi0001
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The largest ant of the world.

  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Nest building: wood nests (death wood)

Caution:

This ant is very sensitive, for this reason, no shipping will be offered. The colony offered here has been taken from a queen.

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Colony - Currently not available
Queen with 10 workers
Shipping restrictions: No shipping is possible, self collecting is required

Camponotus festinus

Added on: 12/30/2010
Article number: cafe0001
Keywords:
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Characteristics: polymorph
  • Color: light til darkbrown
  • Size: up to 12mm
  • Distribution: South-East Asia (Malaysia)
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water, crickets, flies
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C (tropical)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: moist dead wood especially bamboo

Note: Shipping outside Germany in winter (November-March) only on own risk.

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Colony - Currently not available
With 200 - 250 workers

Camponotus cf. singularis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: casp0006
Keywords:
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  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Hibernation: No
  • Color: black with red-brown head
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Colony - Currently not available

Camponotus cf. nicobarensis

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: cacf0001
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A multicolored Camponotus species from South-East Asia.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: multicolored (brown, red, yellow)
  • Size: 6 - 12 mm
  • Characteristics: polymorph
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (lowland)
  • Nest building: Soilnests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers
Colony - Currently not available
- with 80-100 workers

Camponotus cf. irritans

Added on: 10/9/2015
Article number: cacf0002
Keywords:
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Characteristics: polymorph, nocturnal
  • Color: red brown, amber (contrasting color)
  • Size: 7 up to 12mm
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water, crickets, flies
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C (tropical)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: dead wood only

This beautiful colored species is really easy to keep.

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With 50-80 workers

Aphaenogaster sp.

Added on: 2/20/2010
Article number: apsp0003
Keywords:
  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: brown
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 26-30°C
  • Humidity: moist (tropical)
  • Nest building: Soil nests
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers

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