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Aphaenogaster cf. subterranea

  • Aphaenogaster cf. subterranea

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Name: Aphaenogaster cf. subterranea
Propagation: Europe
Queen: 7-9mm
Workers: 3-5mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 50-70%
Temperature: 20-30°C
Hibernation: Yes, from late October to late March at 5-8°C
Nest-building: Soil nests, often under stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (must be adjusted to colony size)
Particularities: This species favours a moist, shaded living environment. Their nests tend to be large soil nests, although they are also found to dwell in decayed wood. Usually a peaceful species. Small colonies are suited for keeping in a shared tank. This species is most active at dusk and night-time. Our colonies do not originate from Germany!