Carebara castanea

Carebara castanea
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Carebara castanea
Reference : CCFOUR-100
Latin name: Carebara castanea

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Solenopsidini

Breeding level: Experienced

Geographical distribution: India, Southeast Asia

Habitat: Rainforest

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 20 - 22mm Color: Orange-brown

Workers: Size: 2 - 2.5mm Color: Yellow orange

Major: No

Male: Size: 12mm Color: Orange-brown

Food: Honeydew and many small insects like mealworms, fly, mosquito, crickets etc ...

Humidity: Hunting area: 50 - 70% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 20 - 28 ° C Nest: 24 - 28 ° C

Hibernation: No

Nest type: Plaster tube with added soil during foundation and then Terra

Description: Carebara species feed in the wild mainly with termites. The population can become extraordinarily large. The difference in size between the queen and the workers is also very impressive. The nests of this species are very large and on the bottom are large scale structures / structures that look like a ball. They can not be stored in a simple test tube, but it must be filled with a moist substrate.

Development: Beginning of the rainy season

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several tens of thousands of individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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