Messor Aciculatus Harvester Young Queen Ant with workers and brood (see available options)
Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
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|Latin Name:||Messor Aciculatus|
|Trivial name:||Asian / Russian Harvester Ant|
|Keeping Level:||(1) Species from Asia with higher requirements to escape prevention|
|Distribution:||China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Russia|
|Habitat:||Sand and shrub areas, open grassland|
|Colony form:||Monogyne/Polygyne (Can be multiple Queen per colony)|
|Queen:||Size: 10mm Colour: shiny black|
|Worker:||Size: 4 - 5mm Colour: shiny black|
|Males:||Size: 4 - 10mm Colour: shiny black|
|Nutrition||Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass) but insects as well|
|Air humidity:||Arena: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%|
|Temperature:||Arena: 20 - 28°C Nest: 22 - 26°C|
|Hibernation:||Yes, November to February at 13-15 °C|
|Nest form:||Build their nest in soil and under stones, nest depth can be up to 4 m|
|Kind of Formicaria:|| |
Plaster nest, PLA with sand or plaster bedding, Ytong, Soil
|Formicaria size:||Size: M|
|Substrate:||Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Sand-Loam|
|Planting:||similar to savanna areas with grass and other plants|
|Decoration:||Branches, roots, tree needles, pebbles, moss etc.|
This species is a highly granivorous ant that collects all kinds of small
seeds and chews them into so-called ant bread.
Most of their water requirements are covered through seeds
Honey water is only accepted when there is a lack of moisture.
Messor Aciculatus tends to drown in open water so it is necessary to cover water places
with little stones or cotton.
|Development:||mating flight: April to May |
founding: claustral (without feeding) colony age up to 20 years
colony size: up to 10.000 individuals
1-3 fertilized queen with workers (see available options)
Please contact us if you no longer wish to keep them and we will email you a prepaid postage label so you can send them back to us.
Any questions, please let us know.
Messor Aciculatus Harvester Queen Ant
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Contact us within 14 days of delivery.
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery.
Perishable goods, live insects/animals and items that are personalised or made to specific requirements such as Personalised Ant Nest, etc. are excluded from the Distance Selling Regulations and are non-returnable so unless they arrive damaged or defective, we don't accept returns.
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.