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Messor aciculatus

  • Messor aciculatus
  • Messor aciculatus

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Name: Messor aciculatus
Propagation: Asia
Queen: 8-10mm
Workers: 4-7mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 40-60%
Temperature: 20-28°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’.