Messor aciculatus

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Rearing Sheet for Messor aciculatus

Messor aciculatus is the most widespread Messor species in Asia. It is highly polygyne and practices intranidal swarming. They are just as easy to raise as Messor barbarus.


General Information:
Difficulty level: Easy
Geographical distribution: Asia
Origin: China
-Queen Size: 10mm
-Worker Size: 4-7mm
-Polygynous: Yes
-Mature Colony Size: 20,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 60-80%
Temperature: 22-28°C (ideal at 26°C)
Diapause: Yes, for 3 months at room temperature
Ant Farms: Any ant farm is suitable for them
Food: Seeds, insects


The colonies and queens of Messor aciculatus that we sell are all guaranteed 100% alive upon arrival, with a healthy brood and a clean test tube.


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