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Species: Messor cephalotes

 

Breeding difficulty: Easy

 

Castes : Yes

 

Size :

Queen: 22-23 millimeters

Workers: 3-12 millimeters

Soldiers: 14-22 millimeters

 

Foundation type: Claustrale independent

 

Harvesting area: Kenya 

 

Number of gynes: Monogyne

 

Rearing temperatures: 26-28 degrees

 

Rearing humidity: 60-70

 

Food: Seeds and insects.

 

Hibernation: No

 

Nest type: reconstituted stone, resin plaster, terrarium, cellular concrete

 

Description: Messor cephalotes is the largest Messor species in the world, with the queen reaching over 2 cm in length. In addition to being very large, this is a very colorful species, with both the queen and the workers red in color. Soldiers have very large heads, up to 3/4 mm, the size of the smallest workers. It is also an aggressive species, consuming many insects unlike other Messor species.

Messor cephalotes

€149.00Price
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