(3)through their large Space- and Foodrequirements as well as their climatecondtions only for experienced antkeepers
Mexico, north up to Arizona
Size:30mm Colour: reddish brown
Size: 3 - 16mm Colour: reddish brown, polymorph
18 - 23mm,
Size: 20 - 25mm Colour: shiny amber
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.
Attamexicanaisa very adaptableleafcutterantwhich also tolerates cooler temperatures.In the urbanareasof Mexicosometimesthe most commonleafcutterant.
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 up to 15 years old. colonysize: up to 8.000 000 Individuals
one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development)