Messor minor hesperius (bicolor)


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Messor Minor Hesperius Breeding Sheet

Messor minor hesperius is a species of Messor ant from the Canary Islands. They are quite similar to Messor barbarus in terms of maintenance; however, in this species, all workers have a beautiful red color. It’s noteworthy that their diapause can occur at room temperature.

General Information:

– Difficulty Level: Easy
– Geographic Distribution: Canary Islands
– Origin: Canary Islands
– Queen Size: 12mm
– Worker Size: 4 to 11mm
– Polygyne: No
– Mature Colony Size: Approximately 10,000 workers

Maintenance Information:

– Humidity: 40-70%
– Temperature: 20-28°C (Ideal at 26°C)
– Diapause: No, leaving them at room temperature in winter is sufficient.
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid zone suitable for the colony size will be suitable.
– Food: Seeds, insects

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

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Number of queens

1 injured queen (leg), 1 queen, 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens

Number of workers

0 workers, 1-3 workers, 3-6 workers, 4-8 workers, 5-10 workers, 6-12 workers, 10-20 workers, 15-30 workers, 25-50 workers, 30-60 workers, 40-80 workers, 50-100 workers, 100-150 workers, 100-200 workers, 150-200 workers


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