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Messor ebeninus

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Name: Messor ebeninus
Propagation: North Africa
Queen: 10-12mm
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 and in sand
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: 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 “ant bread”.