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  • Origin: Acromyrmex lundii is native to South America, particularly found in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

  • Habitat: These ants inhabit a variety of environments, including grasslands, forests, and agricultural areas.

  • Colony Type: Acromyrmex lundii colonies are monogynous, meaning they typically have a single queen.

  • Queen Size: Queens of Acromyrmex lundii can reach sizes of approximately up to 15 mm.

  • Worker Size: Workers range from 5 to 8 mm in size.

  • Food: They are fungus-farming ants, primarily feeding on fungus cultivated from plant matter.

  • Humidity: These ants thrive in extremely high humidity levels, typically between 80% to 90%.

  • Temperature: Ideal temperatures for Acromyrmex lundii range from 22°C to 26°C (72°F to 79°F).

  • Hibernation: Acromyrmex lundii does not undergo hibernation.

  • Colony Size: Colonies can grow to large sizes, housing tens of thousands of individuals.

  • Difficulty: Keeping Acromyrmex lundii can be more challenging, with a difficulty rating of 4/5.


About Acromyrmex lundii:

Acromyrmex lundii, commonly known as the Southern Leafcutter Ant, is a species found in various South American countries. These ants are famous for their fascinating behavior of cultivating fungus as their primary food source. They are considered monogynous, meaning each colony typically has a single queen. Their large colonies can be found in diverse habitats, from natural grasslands to human-altered landscapes like agricultural areas. These ants require extremely high humidity levels and specific temperature ranges to thrive, making them more challenging to maintain in captivity. Despite the difficulties, their intriguing behaviors and massive colony sizes make them a sought-after species among dedicated ant enthusiasts and researchers.

Acromyrmex lundii

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