Ectomomyrmex astutus

25,00 55,00 

Raising Sheet for Ectomomyrmex astutus

Ectomomyrmex astutus is one of the simplest ponerine ants, although colony foundation remains delicate, it is nothing like most of its cousins. Once the colony is established, it will rapidly develop and become extremely aggressive.


General Information:
Raising Difficulty: moderate
Geographic Range: Tropical Asia
Origin: China (Guangdong region)
– Queen Size: 13mm
– Worker Size: 9 to 12mm
– Polygynous: no
– Mature Colony Size: approximately 300 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 70-90%
Temperature: 20-26°C (ideal at 24°C)
Diapause: No, a temperature decrease to around 20°C during the winter period is sufficient.
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will work for them (avoid plexiglass and glass; this species dislikes smooth materials).
Food: primarily insects, but they also appreciate sugary liquids


The colonies and queens of Ectomomyrmex astutus that we sell are all guaranteed 100% to arrive alive, with healthy brood and a clean test tube.


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Colony size

Queen with brood, Queen + 1-3 workers


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