Messor cephalotes


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Rearing Sheet for Messor cephalotes

Messor cephalotes is the largest Messor in the world. They become very populous, very aggressive, and develop very rapidly. Rather straightforward once the foundation is established, but it is necessary to manage their exponential growth!


General Information:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Geographical distribution: Africa
Origin: Kenya
-Queen Size: 23-24mm
-Worker Size: 5-22mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: 100,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 40-80%
Temperature: 22-28°C (ideal at 26°C)
Diapause: No
Ant Farms: Any ant farm equipped with a humid zone and suitable for the size of the colony (and the enormous queen) will be suitable for them.
Food: Seeds, insects


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


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Colony size

Queen + 3-6 workers


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