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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