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Diacamma cf. ceylonense

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0002
Keywords:
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: Black with silveriness
  • Size: about 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests very often in holed cocus nuts
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugarwater, insects, likes ripe fruits
  • Soil Condition: Sand, loam, mould
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
  • Specifics: Very strong and aggressive diacamma species. Tandem run: with nest move or to big prey a guide's animal leads another ant in the tandem run! Coursing alone, or in small groups, preys will be stabbed first and then transported to the nest. This species also have a gamergate.

The Queen can't be distinguished from worker with naked eye. These colonies however were specially tested and contain queens.

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Colony - Currently not available
With 30-50 workers
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With 51 - 100 workers