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Polyrhachis sp.

Added on: 11/02/06
Article number: posp0001

This is a large bluish shinny black Polyrhachis species from Southeast Asia. The colony size is smaller than of the "bulk ants" Polyrhachis dives (max. 150 - 200 ants).

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: bluish shinny black with large thorns
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests on tree stems and various hollow
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 25 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting
  • Planting: i.e. Ficus, Pachira aquatica
  • Level: Medium
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