Tetramorium caespitum and 5-15 workers  Queen Ant

 

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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
Habitate:  

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
Nutrion:  

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

seeds

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
Description:  

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
Quantity:  

one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood

(depending on the season and development)

Weblinks:   https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Tetramorium_caespitum


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Tetramorium caespitum Queen Ant with workers

£9.99Price
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