(3)through their large Space- and Foodrequirements as well as their climateconditions only for experienced antkeepers
montane cloudforest of Central- and Southamerica between 500 and 2000m
Size:14 - 16mm Colour: orangebrown
Size: 8 - 11mm Colour: orangebrown to darkbrown
Size:- Colour: -
a home-grownfungus(Leucoagaricusgongylophorus)is cultivatedby the workerswith the leavesandflowers ofRosaceae plants and fruits.Specificprotein bodiesto thefungal hyphaeare harvested andfed toqueen andbrood.The administration ofsugarorhoneyWateris recommended potentialfoodplantsare:blackberries, raspberries,roses,boxwood, elderberry,oak, lime-tree, wildwinenext toapples,orange, banana, grapesin an emergencyalso oatflakes It`s recommended to moisten the leaves before feeding. Thefeedingofsumachleavesshouldbeavoided at all costs, as thesearetoxic tothe fungus.
Acromyrmex cf.coronatus is a small to lower temperature adapted Leafcutter ant from Central and Southamerica. Their Nest is often situated above ground. In this way the energie of the sun can heat up the nest more efficient. They forage mostly nocturnal often change their nestingsides after disturbance.
matingflight: with the first summerrains founding: claustral with a piece of fungus from the mothercolony which is first fertilized with droppings of the Queen. A Queen can be between 8 and up to 15 years old. colonysize: up to 20 000 Individuals
one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development)