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Polyrhachis sp. 5

Added on: 01/23/10
Article number: posp0005

This is a small red colored indonesian Polyrhachis species that creates it's weave nests between leafes. Colonies are not very populous and are ideal for keeping in community basins.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence: red
  • Nest bulding: Cocon nests primarily between leafes
  • 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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Small colonie - Currently not available
With about 8 workers
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Large Colony - Currently not available
with 100-150 workers