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Diacamma sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: Black with silveriness
  • Size: 10 - 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests (craternests), in the mountains under stones
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Temperature: 22 - 28 °C
  • Soil Condition: Sand, loam, mould
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
  • Specifics: 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.

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

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with 50 - 70 workers
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with 20-40 workers