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Carebara (Pheidologeton) sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: phsp0003
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Similar to Pheidologeton diversus (workers ride on their queens and sometimes also on the soldiers)..

  • Origin: South-East Asia
  • Color: Workers: braun, Soldiers: black and also brown, red
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph, monogyn and also polygyn
  • Nutrition: insects and seeds
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Humidity: moist
  • 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. 
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Colony - Currently not available
2 Queens, 2000-3000 workers
Shipping restrictions: No shipping is possible, self collecting is required