Messor cephalotes

Messor cephalotes
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Messor cephalotes
Reference : MFOUR-017
Latin name: Messor cephalotes (the largest species of Messor in the world)

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini

Breeding level: Intermediate

Geographical distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Habitat: Sands and steppes

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 22 - 25mm Color: Black and bright red

Workers: Size: 4 - 14mm Color: Black and bright red

Major: Size 14 - 22mm Color: Black and bright red

Male: Size: 7mm Color: Black

Food: Mainly granivorous that 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, this species is in great need Protein due to its size out of the ordinary so it is necessary to give often insects.

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

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

Hibernation: No

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest that must be kept dry with a trough in the hunting area.

Description: Messor cephalotes is the holy grail of the genus Messor, they have only qualities, huge, magnificent color, very populous, dry nest with just a trough in the hunting area, very good hunters, no diapause therefore active all year!

Development: Swarming from April to May.

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 50 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several tens of thousands of individuals, the queen can reach the age of 25 years.

2020-12-31 499.90499.90 EUR
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