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Meranoplus bicolor

Added on: 02.11.2006
Article number: mebi0001
  • 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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Colony - Currently not available
Contains about 70- 100 workers
Small colony - Currently not available
With 20-40 workers