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You will receive Tetramorium caespitum queen ant and 5-15 workers (depending on your selection) inside a test tube with food and water


Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.

Latin Name: Tetramorium caespitum
Trivialname: -
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Tetramoriini
Keeping Level: (1) suitable for beginners, but good escape prevention necessary
Distribution: Europe to Westsibira

prefers xerothermic openland, sunexposed Forestedges,

in urbanareas on sealed spaces, often as houseant

Colonyform: monogyne
Queen: Size: 6 - 8mm Colour: brown- black
Worker: Size: 2 - 4mm Colour: brown- black
Soldier: not present
Males: Size: 5 - 7mm Colour: black

Honeywater and insects e.g. Dipterans like Flies or Mosquitos,


Airhumidity: Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 60%
Temperature: Arena: 18 - 28°C Nestpart: 21 - 24°C
Hibernation: yes, from end of October until end of March at 5 - 8°C
Nestform: Build their nest in soil, under stones
Kind of Formicaria: 

Farm, Farmbasin, Basin, Framebasin, Island, Acrylflatformicaria,

Ytong/Plasternest, Digfix

Formicaria size: Size: S
Substrate: Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Loam
Planting: like grassland
Decoration: Branches, Roots, Treeneedels, Stones

aggressive ants which show high activity during warmdays.

This specie is an important host for Strongylognathus testaceus and Anergates astratulus.

Development: matingflight: from july to august 
founding:  claustral (without feeding)
colonysize: up to 10 000 workers

one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood

(depending on the season and development)


Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe


Any issues, please let us know.


Thank you

Tetramorium caespitum Queen Ant with workers

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