Crematogaster Scutellaris Queen and brood (see available options) in a plastic test tube set up.



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Latin Name :   Crematogaster Scutellaris
Trivial name:   Cocktail ant
Taxonomy:   Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Crematogastrini
Keeping Level:   (2) fast development which makes it necessary to enlarge the space
Distribution:   Southern Europe, North Africa
Habitat:   open Pine forests
Colony form:   monogyne
Queen:   Size: 7 - 9mm Colour: black with a red Head
Worker:   Size: 3 - 4mm Colour: black with a red Head
Soldier:   not present
Males:   Size: 3 - 4mm Colour: black
Nutrition:   Honey and insects e.g. Dipterans like flies or mosquitos
Air humidity   Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 60%
Temperature:   Arena: 21 - 28°C Nestpart: 21 - 24°C
Hibernation:   yes, for 3 to 6 month depending on origin
Nest form:   Build paper nests in Trees and deadwood
Kind of Formicaria   Ytong/Plaster and Acrylic with sand or Plaster of Paris bed Farm
Formicaria size   Size: Small / Medium
Substrate:   Farm: Ytong/Plaster, Softwood; Arena: Sand, Sand-Loam
Planting:   xerophytic plants
Decoration:   Branches, roots, stones, leaves, moss

Crematogaster Scutellaris is a small ant from southern Europe

which builds paper nests like wasps.
In southern Europe they are a main predator of the fig wasp

Blastophaga Psenes

Development:   mating flight: warm evenings from August to October
founding:  Claustral (without feeding)
colony size: a few thousand workers
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Crematogaster Scutellaris Queen with workers and brood Live Queen Ant

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