Acromyrmex versicolor

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Acromyrmex versicolor is known as the desert leafcutting ant.

 


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time :
  • Founding Type: Fully Claustral
  • *gynous: Monogynous, but has been known to be pleometroic occasionally
  • Brood Boostable :
  • Hibernation :
  • Feeding Requirements:  Does not need food during founding stage, but a couple small leaves or petals wouldn't hurt
  • Nanitics Appear After :
  • Founding Stage Notes:

 

Food[edit]

Every ant, even from same species may be temperamental to certain foods. Trial and error is best way to figure out she will eat. Compiled below is a list of likes and dislikes for this particular species.

Likes[edit]

(diet only consists of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus fungus, but likes various substrate to use as fertilizer)

  • Oat meal
  • Various cereals
  • Fish pellets
  • Sunflower petals
  • Poppy seeds
  • Ironwood leaves and flower petals
  • Rose petals

Dislikes[edit]

  • ?

 


Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty:  Hard
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic: Dimorphic
  • Ant Length :
  • Temperament :
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards: Fungus is very sensitive and can die very easily if conditions are wrong
  • Colony Growth Rate :
  • Egg To Worker :
  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature :
  • Recommended Humidity :
  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces: Yes
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest: Not in houses, but can be an agricultural pest
  • Farmers: Yes
  • Native Location :
  • Natural Habitat:
  • Preferred Nesting Medium: Soil
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

Notes[edit]

  • None

 

Images[edit]