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Odontomachus rixosus.

£75.00

Common name: 'The Asian Trap Jaw Ant.'
    The workers of this species have a long pair of mandibles capable of opening to 180 degrees. They snap shut on pray when sensory hairs on the inside of the mandibles are touched - which either kills or maims the prey allowing the ants to take it back to their nest.
    Colonies are not large consisting of a few hundred individuals. They nest on the ground preferring to make use of ready made cavities - although they will excavate nests when no suitable alternative is available.
    They can easily be kept in captivity and take sugared water and small dead / live insects.
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