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Pheidole pallidula

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phpa0001
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A Pheidole species with soldier caste that is normaly monogyn. Coureageous fighter, who could disperse with soldiers in team-work food-insect and hunt small insects and other animals. The color of this species varies from locality to locality. Mostly brown, also light brown and black, but there are also yellow and red colored variants. Non-temperature-sensitive species that could hibernate in unheated rooms or be well-kept by room temperature.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: light brown till black
  • SizeWorkers: 1.5 - 3 mm, Soldiers: 4 - 5 mm, Queen: 6 - 7 mm
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Hibernation: Yes (see description)
  • Nestbuilding: Soild nests and under stones
  • Nutrition: Omnivore (insects, honeywater, some grains)
  • Soild condition: Sand, Loam, Stones
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Specifics: Beside of the brown till black colored pheidole there are also variants with quince-yellow or myrmica-red color.

The yellow and red colored Pheidole is available for limited period only.

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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With at least 50 - 100 workers (2015)
Large Colony - Currently not available
With 100 - 200 workers

Plagiolepis sp.

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: plsp0001
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Plagiolepis is one of the smallest European ants species. It can be found in warm and dry habitats.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Farbe: shinny brown-black
  • Size: 1 - 1.5 mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Temperatur: hot
  • Humidity: dry
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In soil, under stones
  • Soil condition: stony soil
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Colony - Currently not available
With at least 50 workers

Polyergus rufescens

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: poru0001
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Polyergus rufescens are slave-robber ants which are totaly dependent on their helping ants (slaves) like Formica cunicularia, Formica rufibarbis or Formica fusca. They dependent on feed by their helping ants and they don't participate in any nest building activities. They will get active on slaves robbery only where they robber brood of their helping ants. It is a very fortified ants species with large saber shaped mandibles.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Characteristics: Monomorph
  • Color: rot
  • Nest-building: Analog to the nest building of the helping ants (sunny, warm places)
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects
  • Soil conditions: Stoney, sandy (dry)
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Level: medium

Important: Please provide only brood of Formica fusca in future. Otherwiese there could be trouble if brood of Formica fuscsa is offered as helper ants.

Note: This colony originates from an non-german ants breeder (certified) and is not taken from nature. This species is endangered in Germany and shouldn't be taken from nature.

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Colony with 30-50 ants - Currently not available
With Polyergus workers and helper ants ( Formica fusca).
Colony with 70-100 ants - Currently not available
With Polyergus workers and helper ants ( Formica fusca).

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