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Aphaenogaster cf. subterranea

Aphaenogaster cf. subterranea

This species favours a moist, shaded living environment. Their nests tend to be large soil nests, although they are also...
Aphaenogaster dulcineae

Aphaenogaster dulcineae

This species favours a moist, shaded living environment. The founding stage can take a very long time. ...
Aphaenogaster gibbosa

Aphaenogaster gibbosa

Very interesting and quick ant species. Very low-maintenance....
Aphaenogaster senilis

Aphaenogaster senilis

This species is more active at night-time than during the day. Very easy-maintenance. The definitive colony size ranges ...
Camponotos cf. piceus

Camponotos cf. piceus

A small and deft species which only nests in soil. In the wild, these ants are often seen running up and down blades of ...
Camponotus aethiops

Camponotus aethiops

This species is very often found in rocky areas and builds large nests deep in the ground....
Camponotus barbaricus

Camponotus barbaricus

The colonies of this Camponotus species can reach up to several hundred animals in size. One area of the tank should be ...
Camponotus cf. pilicornis

Camponotus cf. pilicornis

Striking, yellowy Camponotus species from southern Europe. Large population size, quite aggressive....
Camponotus cruentatus

Camponotus cruentatus

One of the largest species in Europe. Highly active during the daytime, strikingly beautiful colouring....
Camponotus dalmaticus

Camponotus dalmaticus

This Camponotus species is quite rare. It ranks among the smaller Camponotus species, its size similar to that of Campon...
Camponotus fallax

Camponotus fallax

This shy and nimble ant lives in trees and tends to be most active in the evenings and at night. Suited for keeping in a...
Camponotus herculeanus

Camponotus herculeanus

Camponotus herculeanus is one of the largest ants to be found in Europe. It looks very similar to Camponotus ligniperdus...
Camponotus lateralis

Camponotus lateralis

This small Camponotus species from southern Europe is often found in dry, shaded areas. They nest as happily in soil as ...
Camponotus ligniperdus

Camponotus ligniperdus

This species is also known as carpenter ant and is one of the largest species in Europe. There are major and minor worke...
Camponotus micans

Camponotus micans

This Camponotus species is one of the largest in Europe. Very fast moving ants, these are good climbers....
Camponotus truncatus

Camponotus truncatus

This Camponotus species is also known as ‘plug-head’ ant. The soldiers have a cylindrical head which they use to clo...
Camponotus vagus

Camponotus vagus

Colonies from this species can reach a size of up to 1,000-4,000 animals, the maximum being about 10,000. They move fast...
Cataglyphis cf. cursor

Cataglyphis cf. cursor

Their legs are unusually long and allow them to move very fast. In their natural environment, they dwell mainly in plain...
Cataglyphis nodus

Cataglyphis nodus

This is the largest Cataglyphis species in Europe. Colonies can reach up to about 5,000 animals in size. Can be kept at ...
Cataglyphis velox

Cataglyphis velox

This Cataglyphis species can be kept at room temperature. Their legs are unusually long and allow them to move very fast...
Crematogaster auberti

Crematogaster auberti

These ants get very aggressive when their nest is disturbed. Crematogaster species typically pull up their abdomen, whic...
Crematogaster scutellaris

Crematogaster scutellaris

Probably the most dominant ant species in southern Europe. Their colonies are often large, whereby they move in long lin...
Formica cinerea

Formica cinerea

Exceptional eyesight, very fast-moving. This species is highly aggressive and hunts larger prey animals in groups. ...
Formica clara

Formica clara

The largest Serviformica species in Germany, with the most vibrant red colouring. These often dwell in dry grassland and...
Formica cunicularia

Formica cunicularia

This ant species often dwells on waysides and in dry grassland. On average, these are a little darker in colour than For...
Formica fusca

Formica fusca

One of the most frequently encountered kinds of helper ants associated with the Raptiformica species....
Formica lemani

Formica lemani

This species often dwells in mountain areas. Smaller colonies are moderately aggressive and socialised. Slightly larger ...
Formica pratensis

Formica pratensis

This species belongs to hill-building forest ants, although these aren’t actually genuine forest ants at all- they are...
Formica rufibarbis

Formica rufibarbis

Common Serviformica species with a vibrant red colouring. These often dwell in dry grassland and favour very sunny habit...
Formica sanguinea

Formica sanguinea

The only ant from the Raptiformica subspecies to be indigenous to Europe. This ant species raids the nests of slave ants...
Lasius alienus

Lasius alienus

This species is slightly smaller than Lasius niger and less hairy. Thrives well in dry, scraggy areas....
Lasius brunneus

Lasius brunneus

In the wild, this Lasius species nests mainly in decayed wood. Colonies can grow to very large sizes and be very dominan...
Lasius cf. turcicus

Lasius cf. turcicus

Diese Lasius stammt von Zypern. Sie ähnelt sehr stark den in Nordeuropa heimischen Lasius niger, hält allerdings eine ...
Lasius distinguendus

Lasius distinguendus

Diese heimische Lasius Art gehört zu der Untergattung Chthonolasius. Die Königinnen gründen temporär sozialparasitis...
Lasius emarginatus

Lasius emarginatus

Distinctively two-tone Lasius species with a reddish breast. In the wild, they often build gigantic, highly dominant col...
Lasius flavus

Lasius flavus

This ant species is a favourite with beginners due to its lovely yellow colour. In the wild, this species lives mainly u...
Lasius fuliginosus

Lasius fuliginosus

Also known as shiny black wood ant. Worker ants are shiny black in colour, with a heart-shaped head. This is the largest...
Lasius jensi

Lasius jensi

Diese heimische Lasius Art gehört zu der Untergattung Chthonolasius. Die Königinnen gründen temporär sozialparasitis...
Lasius lasioides

Lasius lasioides

This species is very popular with beginners. Similar to Lasius niger, although it is most commonly found in southern Eur...
Lasius niger

Lasius niger

Very beginner-friendly species. The most predominant ant in Germany. Can be found almost everywhere. Very strong ant wit...
Leptothorax acervorum

Leptothorax acervorum

This is not a dominant species and avoids any kind of confrontation. Therefore well-suited for keeping in a shared tank....
Manica rubida

Manica rubida

These ants are outstanding hunters and able to prey on animals much larger than themselves. Although not aggressive, the...
Messor barbarus

Messor barbarus

These ants masticate seeds to produce what is known as ‘ant bread’ in large chewing groups. This ant bread serves ma...
Messor barbarus -red-headed-

Messor barbarus -red-headed-

These ants masticate seeds to produce what is known as ‘ant bread’ in large chewing groups. This ant bread serves ma...
Messor cf. capitatus

Messor cf. capitatus

Major workers from this species grow huge and have very large heads. These ants masticate seeds to produce what is known...
Messor cf. meridionale

Messor cf. meridionale

These ants masticate seeds to produce what is known as ‘ant bread’ in large chewing groups. This ant bread serves ma...
Messor structor

Messor structor

In large chewing groups, these harvester ants generate a soft, seed-based pulp called "ant bread" which serves mainly as...
Myrmecina graminicola

Myrmecina graminicola

Myrmecina graminicola ist eine unauffällige Ameisenart, die hauptsächlich unterirdisch lebt. Die Nester bestehen nur a...
Myrmica rubra

Myrmica rubra

An easy-maintenance ant species whose lovely colouring makes it a popular choice with beginners. Colonies from this spec...
Myrmica sabuleti

Myrmica sabuleti

This species tends to avoid tall meadows and prefers to nest in grass, specifically fields and pasture land. A little mo...
Pheidole pallidula

Pheidole pallidula

The only fire ant species in Europe with a genuine soldier ant caste. This species comes in a whole range of colour vari...
Plagilepsis pygmaea

Plagilepsis pygmaea

Plagiolepis pygmaea ist eine sehr kleine Schuppenameise, und ist hauptsächlich in Südeuropa verbreitet. Die Kolonien b...
Plagiolepis alluaudi

Plagiolepis alluaudi

Diese Art ist polygyn und hat in der Ntaur bis zu mehrere hundert Königinnen in einer Kolonie. Die Kolonie kann sich du...
Polyergus rufescens

Polyergus rufescens

Polyergus rufescens is also known as ‘Amazon ant’. This species is a social parasite which keeps other ants as slave...
Solenopsis fugax

Solenopsis fugax

This ant species ranks among the smallest of all. They are also known as ‘thief ants’ and often nest in close proxi...
Temnothorax affinis

Temnothorax affinis

This pacific species avoids any kind of confrontation and is well-suited for keeping in a shared tank. Very easy-mainten...
Temnothorax cf. exilis

Temnothorax cf. exilis

Small, strikingly coloured ant which can be kept even in the smallest of tanks. Also very well-suited for keeping in a s...
Temnothorax nylanderi

Temnothorax nylanderi

This species can be kept in the smallest of tanks. It isn’t dominant and avoids any kind of confrontation. Therefore w...
Temnothorax unifasciatus

Temnothorax unifasciatus

Small, strikingly coloured ant which can be kept in even the smallest of terrariums. Is very well suited for keeping in ...
Tetramorium caespitum

Tetramorium caespitum

These ants are very poor climbers and cannot go up glass surfaces. They build large nests in very well sunlit areas. The...
Tetramorium impurum

Tetramorium impurum

This species prefers sunny, dry loamy soil. Highly aggressive with larger colonies getting very fierce. Not suited for k...
Tetramorium semilaeve

Tetramorium semilaeve

Diese bräunliche Tetramorium Art ist vor allen im mediterranen Bereicht in Europa verbreitet. Die nördlichste Verbreit...