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Messor cf. meridionale

  • Messor cf. meridionale
  • Messor cf. meridionale

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Name: Messor cf. meridionale
Propagation: Southern Europe
Queen: 12-13mm
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, see particularities
Nest-building: Soil nests, often under stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: These ants masticate seeds to produce what is known as ‘ant bread’ in large chewing groups. This ant bread serves mainly as a food source. This species originates from Greece and can be kept at room temperature.