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Pheidologeton cf. affinis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phsp0004
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New Pheidologeton species from South Asia with browner colored workers.

  • Taxonomy: Submailiy Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidologetonini
  • Origin: South Asia
  • Color: Workers: brown, Soldiers: black brown
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph, monogyn and also polygyn
  • Nutrition: insects and seeds
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Humidity: 50% - 60% at 28° C (moist ground)
  • Soil conditions: loamy sand, loam
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Accessories: heat source
  • Level: for advancer
  • Specifics: very interesting ants because their predatory attacks like this of driver ants. They also apply fixed "highways" when the colony is great enough. The workers ride on their queens (for protection) and sometimes also on the soldiers. The difference of size between the workers and soldiers is the biggest of all ant species. In contrary to Pheidologeton diversus this species is more active in movement and nest building, and has also slightly smaller workers.
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Colony - Currently not available
Contains about 100 workers