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Myrmicaria brunnea Geographic Distribution: This species is found in Asia. Monogynous species. Description of Individuals:

Queen: She measures between 10 and 11 mm, with a dark brown to black head, as well as the rest of her body. Workers: Their size ranges from 6 to 10 mm, and they have a reddish-brown body, with the gaster always positioned below them. Male: Males are approximately 8-9 mm in size and have a reddish-yellow color.

Diet: They feed on honeydew, insects such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes, and small grasshoppers, as well as fruits. Environmental Conditions:

Humidity: The foraging area should have a humidity of 30 to 50%, while the nest requires a humidity of 50 to 60%. Temperature: The foraging area should be maintained between 18 and 26°C, while the nest should be at a temperature of 24 to 26°C. Hibernation: Not necessary.

Nest Type: These ants can use various types of nests, from tube foundations to dry nests with a water source in the foraging area. It is best to use a natural setup. Description: This is an atypical species with the gaster always positioned below. They are highly aggressive and have relatively rapid development. Foundation: Colony founding occurs claustrally (without feeding), and the development from egg to worker takes approximately 45 days, depending on the temperature. Colony Size: A colony of Myrmicaria brunnea can reach 5,000 to 10,000 workers.

Myrmicaria Brunnea 15/30 workers

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