(3) through their large Space- and Foodrequirements as well as their climateconditions they are only for experienced antkeepers
Central- to Southamerica
Size:30mm Colour: redbrown
Size: 3 - 16mm Colour: redbrown, polymorph
18 - 23mm, good developed heads
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.
fungus cultivating ant-specie, cutting leaves which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.
matingflight: with the first summerrains founding: claustral with a piece fungus from the mothercolony which is first fertilized with dropping of the Queen. A Queen can be up to 15 years colonysize: up to 8.000 000 Individuals
one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development)