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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
Colony - 109.00 €
with 20-40 workers

Diacamma scalpratum

Added on: 11/10/2016
Article number: disc0001
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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

Diacamma cf. ceylonense

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: disp0002
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  • 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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With 30-50 workers
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With 51 - 100 workers

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