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Latin name: Aphaenogaster subterranea
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini
Breeding level: Intermediate
Geographical distribution: Southern Europe, Caucasus, Asia Minor
Habitat: Highly leafy forests and highly thermophilic forests
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Color: Red yellow to amber
Workers: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Bright red brown
Male: Size: 4mm Color: Bright yellow brown
Food: Mainly insectivorous like mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, etc. Also honeydew for quick energy.
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%
Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21 - 25 ° C
Hibernation: Yes, from mid-November to early March between 12 and 15 ° C
Nest type: Nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.
Description: Aphaenogaster subterranea is an uncommon species in breeding that forms small colonies.
Development: Swarming July and August.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: Up to 1000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years.
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