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Latin name: Tetramorium semilaeve
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Tetramoriini
Breeding level: Beginner
Geographical distribution: Europe, North Africa, South-West Asia
Habitat: Open landscapes, forest edges exposed to the sun, dirt roads, urban areas often on isolated surfaces.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 6 - 7mm Color: Reddish brown
Workers: Size: 2 - 3mm Color: Reddish brown
Male: Size: 5-7mm Color: Black
Food: Mainly insectivorous, such as mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, etc. Honeydew and some seeds from time to time.
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%
Temperature: Hunting area: 20 - 28 ° C Nest: 22 - 27 ° C
Hibernation: Yes, from early November to early mid-March between 8 and 14 ° C
Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.
Description: Tetramorium semilave is a small, fast-growing species, very aggressive with other ant species and very good hunters.
Development: Swarming from July to August.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: Up to 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.
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