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Messor aciculatus
A very easy to keep granivorous species. An East-Asian species, it lacks the typical majors of the European species though also slightly less thermophilic.
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Messor wasmanni
A smaller, less common Messor species from the eastern Mediterranean that can be recognized by their shiny black color and a reddish hue on the thorax. A relatively easy species that does well with some heating during the summer and just room temperature in the winter.