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Latin name: Aphaenogaster polyodonta
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini
Breeding level: Intermediate
Geographic distribution: Asia
Habitat: Highly leafy forests and highly thermophilic forests.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Color: Yellow orange
Workers: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Yellow orange
Male: Size: 4mm Color: Yellow orange
Food: Mainly insectivorous like mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, etc. Also honeydew for quick energy.
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%
Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21 - 25 ° C
Hibernation: Yes, from mid-November to early March between 12 and 15 ° C
Nest type: Nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.
Description: Aphaenogaster polyodonta is an uncommon species in breeding that forms small colonies.
Development: Swarming July and August.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: Up to 1000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years.
34.90 EUR -- Queen 2019 + 5 - 15 workers
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