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Myrmicaria sp. "Africa"

Added on: 10/27/10
Article number: mysp0002

A dominant Myrmicaria species from East Africa which builds large nests. This species builds dense streets with ants like Atta in the new world. They build crateriform nests often arround tree trunks.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Myrmicariini
  • Origin: East Africa
  • Characteristics: Monomorph, can not sting
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest bulding: soil nests, near tree trunks
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 26 - 30°C
  • Air humidity: dry (veld)

    • These ants have many features that wants a holder : 
    •     They are diurnal
    •     go actively hunt prey
    •     run on roads
    •     can very well hold in a nest ytong
    •     there is always something to watch


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colony - Currently not available
With 50-100 nworkers
Colonie - Currently not available
With about 800-1000 workers