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|
|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
|Queen:||Size: 6 - 8mm Colour: brown- black|
|Worker:||Size: 2 - 4mm Colour: brown- black|
|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,
|Formicaria size:||Size: S|
|Substrate:||Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Loam|
|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
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