Colobobsis Truncatus

Colobobsis Truncatus

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Colobobsis Truncatus

• Humidity requirements: 50-80%
• Temperature requirements: 18-30°C
• Hibernation: October to March at 5 to 8°C
• Suggested housing: Wakooshi Ant Farm Modules, Acrylic, Ytong, Glass Tanks
• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as fruit flies
• Colony size: ~200
• Queen size: 7-10 mm
• Worker size: 5-6 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony)
Also called "Gatekeeper ant"
It has a conspicuous "Castedimorphism": In addition to ordinary workers, there is a specialized "Gatekeeper ant", the narrow nest entrances obstruct colony associated ants can pass it, but for foreign ants and insects it is an impassable barrier these "bouncers" have a conspicuously flattened head, which acts like a wedge. Naturally they build their nest in dead wood.
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