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Diacamma scalpratum

Added on: 11/10/2016
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Tandem run: In the case of a nest moving or a large beutier, a leader will guide another nest in the tandem run! Alone, or hunting in small groups, begetters are usually first stabbed and then transported to the nest. This diacamma species also has a gamergate. The queen can not be distinguished from the naked eye by a worker. These colonies, however, were specifically examined and have guaranteed a queen (Gamergate)

  • Taxonomy: subfamily Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Size: 16-18mm
  • Color: Black, with silver luster
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Earth nests
  • Food: insects and honey / sugar water as well as ripe fruits
  • Soil: sand, clay, humus
  • Planting: any tropical plants
  • Special feature: The largest and a very aggressive diacamma species. A real rainforest ant: here you have to pay attention to a constantly high humidity.
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With 70-100 workers