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Latin name: Pheidole flaveria
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini
Breeding level: Intermediate
Geographical distribution: China (Guangxi, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi)
Habitat: Wet fields, forest edges, grasslands
Colony shape: Polygynes
Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Color: Reddish brown
Female workers: Size: 2 - 3mm Color: Yellow, Mandible reddish brown
Soldier: 3.5 - 4mm Color: Yellow, Mandible reddish brown
Male: Size: 5mm Color: Reddish brown
Food: Mainly insectivorous, such as mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, etc. Honeydew and some seeds from time to time.
Humidity: Hunting area: 60 - 70% Nest: 60 - 80%
Temperature: Hunting area: 24 - 30 ° C Nest: 24 - 28 ° C
Hibernation: No but a winter break from early December to early March at room temperature is advisable
Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.
Description: Pheidole flaveria is a very aggressive species, they attack all other insects around the colony and fight other colonies around the idea of their big soldiers, the life expectancy of the workers are only a few months So you have to feed them with insects to have a big brood to replace the natural ones. They are deemed to be the queens of escape, a totally closed hunting area is mandatory.
It is the species of Pheidole that is the most polygynous, colonies can have more than 100 queens.
Development: Swarming from June to July.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: Up to 8,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.
39.90 EUR -- 1 queen + 20 - 40 workers
59.90 EUR -- 2 queens + 30 - 50 workers
79.90 EUR -- 3 queens + 30 - 50 workers
99.90 EUR -- 4 queens + 30 - 50 workers
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