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Messor cf. ebeninus

Added on: 05/01/09
Article number: meeb0001

A black colored messor species that can be found in Middle East and North Africa. For that reason this species don't require an extensive hibernation phase and so can be kept warm or at room temperatur in winter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: black
  • Size: Worker: 4-11 mm, Queen: 12-13 mm
  • Distribution: Middle East, Northern Africa
  • Characteristics:  polymorph, monogyne
  • Nest building: Soil nests, often under stones
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 16- 25°C (Mediterranean)
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air humidity: dry
  • Planting: nothing specific

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