Size: 10 - 12mm Colour: reddishbrown, mandibles black
Size:13 - 14mm Colour: reddishbrown, small head
fungi which the ants cultivate of plantleaves and fruits.
possible Feedingplants: Blackberry, Raspberry, Roses, Boxtree, Elder, Lime- Tree, Oakleaves, Chestnut, Virginia Creeper, also Appels, Oranges, Bananas, Grapes only without any other food oat flakes.
It`s recommended to moisten the leaves before feeding. Also feed sugar or honeywater to support the workers
Do not use staghorn sumac leaves because there leaves are toxic for the Fungus.
Attatexanais a leavecutterant from northamerica andiscommonly foundinplains and urbanareas.In agriculture,theyare oftenconsideredpestsbecause of their highdemandof leaves.
matingflight: april and may in the evening founding: claustral with a piece 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)