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Acromyrmex cf. coronatus

Added on: 11/30/2008
Article number: acsp0003

A very interesting Acromyrmex species from Central-American highlands.

  • Distribution: Central-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearance: Workers are at the back with thorns
  • Color: light brown until dark brown, Queen multi colored (see photo)
  • Nest building: Usually soil nests with fungus chamber
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleaves
  • Temperature: 15 - 25°C
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil but can also be kept without any substrate
  • Planting: None
  • Difficulty: medium
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