Messor aciculatus 2 queens with 5 to 15 workers
Scientific name: Messor aciculatus
Queen size: 8-11mm
Worker size: 3-6mm
Soldier size: none
Hibernation: yes, oktober until march
Temperature: 20-27 degrees
Optimal temperature: 23-25 degrees
Recommended nest type: ytong,acryllic
Diet: seeds, insects,jelly,sugarwater,ant sirup etc..
Messor aciculatus is a species in the Myrmicinae subfamily. They are extremely well known for taking various types of seeds and grinding them into a paste which they then feed to the larvae and the queen. They are fairly easy to keep and suitable for a holder with minimal experience who knows what he is doing.