Acanthomyrmex thailandensis

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Short Description of the species:
🐜: Asian species
📙: Acanthomyrmex thailandensis
👑: Polygynous (Poligyn)
📏: 7-9 mm, 2-8 mm
🌍: Northwest Thailand
⚠️: Capable of biting lightly
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Characteristics of Acanthomyrmex thailandensis

No official Hungarian name is available for Acanthomyrmex thailandensis. This rare species was first described by Terayama in 1995, and is native to Thailand. A very distinctive appearance, with a large head typical of the species, is seen in the workers of the farm. Because of their huge heads (the largest part of the body of a major worker), they are a very popular species. They prefer to be active at night, and in the wild they often build their nests under bark or in rotten wood.

Their nuptial flight generally takes place at the beginning of the rainy season in northwest Thailand. It is not a native species in Hungary, so it cannot be captured from the wild in our country.

A. thailandensis is not a fast-growing species, with a single queen of only 100-200 workers. It is polygynous, so you can have several queens in one test tube/formicarium. During their development, cocoon does not appear. From puppy to adult worker, about. 6-8 weeks are needed. The Queen could live up to 15 years.

Acanthomyrmex thailandensis does not hibernate. They can be kept at room temperature in winter (December – February).

They feed mainly on insects, worms and seeds. Since they have three castes, different seeds are recommended for the different castes (Minor, Media, Major). They can also be given honey and sugar water. Always have a fresh water supply for them. They are not fast, so they are easy to feed.

Attention!

As this species is not native to Hungary, it is strictly forbidden to release it into the wild!
It can bite lightly, so it is not recommended to hold it. No liability for any injury, accident or damage caused by this species. The buyer accepts this and buys with this knowledge. The displayed product image is protected by copyright, and its use requires permission. The picture is an illustration.

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Weight20 g
Feeding

Honey, Insects, Seeds, seeds of figs

Cocoon

No

Size

Small body size species

Cast (1-3)

1 – Minor, 2 – Media, 3 – Major

Hibernation

No

Occurrence

Rare

Habitat

Tropical rainforests

Flight period

Beginning of the rainy season

Colony size

100+

Keeping temperature

24-30°C

Keeping humidity

Nest: 60-80%, Outworld: 50-70%

Recommended formicarium

PLA, Plexiglass, Digfix, Acrylic

Keeping level (1-5)

2

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