Messor angularis

Messor angularis
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Messor angularis
Reference : MFOUR-004
Latin name: Messor angularis

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Kenya

Colony form: Monogynous

Queen: Size: 13 - 14mm Color: Shiny black and bright red head

Workers: Size: 7 - 9mm Color: Shiny black with bright red head

Major: Size 10 - 14mm Color: Black and brick red head

Male: Size: 9mm Color: Black

Food: Mainly seed-eaters who eat various seeds, but also many small insects such as mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, a water trough is mandatory for the creation of ant bread.

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 25 - 30°C Nest: 23 - 28°C

Hibernate: No

Type of nest: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Very beautiful Messor from Kenya, a little bigger than Messor barbarus and with brighter colors and which does not need diapause.

Development: Swarming in spring.

Foundation: Occurs in a cloistered manner (without feeding) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Up to 50,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 25 years.

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