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Ectatomma cf. tuberculatum

Added on: 3/30/2013
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This ant has beautiful copper red color. They form medium large colonies and build soil nests. These are always on the trunk of a small tree. Interestingly, the nest entrance is extended by plant material on the trunk. For large colonies of this inlet house may well be 100 cm high. By day you can watch on a semi-high bushes and grasses in a watchful attitude often with open mandibles. These ants are not suitable for keeping in community basins with other species. They are skilled hunters easily overwhelm other ants. This Ectatomma cf. tuberculatum species is ideal for keeping in a planted tropical terrarium.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ectatommini
  • Distribution: Southern America
  • Color: red
  • Size: 9-11 mm
  • Hibernation: no
  • Nutrition: Honey-/sugar emulsion, insects and other small animals
  • Temperature: 25-28°C
  • Nesting: Soil nests
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Specifics: Can sting
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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 5 - 10 Workers