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Messor aegyptiacus

  • Messor aegyptiacus

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Name: Messor aegyptiacus
Propagation: North Africa - Orient
Queen: 11-13mm
Workers: 4-11mm
Food: Insects and honey water, although seeds from various plants found in the wild constitute their main food source.
Air moisture: 40-60%
Temperature: 20-30°C
Hibernation: No
Nest-building: Soil nests, often under stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: Very beautiful, striking colouring. Just like all other Messor species, these feed mostly on seeds which they store in their nests, opening them as-and-when needed to chew them up in large chewing communities to make what is known as ‘ant bread’.