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Aphaenogaster sp.

Added on: 2/20/2010
Article number: apsp0003
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia
  • 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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With 20-30 workers

Camponotus cf. irritans

Added on: 10/9/2015
Article number: cacf0002
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia
  • 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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Small Colony - 129.00 €
With 50-80 workers

Camponotus cf. nicobarensis

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: cacf0001
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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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With 20-30 workers
Colony - Currently not available
- with 80-100 workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: casp0007
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia


  • 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

Diacamma cf. ceylonense

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0002
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia
  • 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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With 30-50 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 51 - 100 workers

Harpegnathos venator

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: have0001
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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

Myrmicaria sp.

Added on: 2/19/2010
Article number: myar0002
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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)

Note: Shipping abbroad in winter (November-March) at your own risk.

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With 50-70 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
With about 1500 workers

Odontomachus sp. "brown"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: odsp0001
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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
Colony - Currently not available
Colony with at least 100 ants from Southern America

Pachycondyla cf tridentata

Added on: 11/10/2016
Article number: pacf0003
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia
  • 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 €
with 20-30 workers with Gamergate

Polyrhachis sp. 6

Added on: 2/19/2010
Article number: posp0006
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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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With 2-5 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
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Polyrhachis sp. 7

Added on: 1/23/2011
Article number: posp0007
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia

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. 8 "Erdbewohner"

Added on: 11/11/2016
Article number: posp0008
Keywords:
Category: Ants>Asia
  • 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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Colony - Currently not available
with 50-70 workers

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