Pheidole noda

Pheidole noda
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Pheidole noda
Reference : PFOUR-110
Latin name: Pheidole noda

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini

Breeding level: Intermediate

Geographical distribution: Japan, Vietnam, Java, India, Sri Lanka, China

Habitat: Open spaces, forests and forest edges

Colony shape: Polygynes

Queen: Size: 8 - 9mm Color: Head and black gastre, reddish brown thorax

Workers: Size: 4 - 6mm Color: Head and black gastre, reddish brown thorax

Soldier: 7-8mm Color: Head and black gastre, reddish brown thorax

Male: Size: 5mm Color: Black

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 noda is a very aggressive species, they attack all the 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.

Development: Swarming from late May to August.

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Up to 20,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years.

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