Tetramorium caespitum / pavement ant

15€       –    queen with 5-15 workers

Easy to keep, the colony develop very fast. Tetramorium species recommend for beginners. They eat many kinds of household foods, seeds, etc. Shows high activity during warm days. This species aren’t aggressive, but very territorial, attack everything inside their area. Egg to worker: 6-8 weeks (it depends from the temperature).
Colonyform:                    monogyn
Queen:                               6-8 mm / brownish black
Worker:                             2-4 mm / brownish black
Nutrition:                         honey (sugar) and insects (meat), seeds
Arena humidity:            30 – 50%
Nest humidity:               50 – 60%

Arena temperature:     18 – 28°C
Nest temperature:        21 – 24°C

Hibernation:                  yes, from end of October 4-5 months
Founding:                       claustral (without feeding) 
Colonysize:                     up to 10.000 workers
For beginners:        ★★★★★
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