Pheidole pallidula

Pheidole pallidula
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Pheidole pallidula
Reference : PFOUR-120
Latin name: Pheidole pallidula

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Southern Europe, North Africa.

Habitat: Sands and steppes.

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Color: Sand to reddish brown

Workers: Size: 2 - 4mm Color: Sand to reddish brown

Soldier: 6mm Color: Sand to reddish brown

Male: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Black

Food: Mainly insectivorous, such as mealworms, flies, mosquitoes, crickets, etc. Honeydew and some seeds from time to time.

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 25 - 30 ° C Nest: 22 - 28 ° C

Hibernation: Yes, from late November to early March between 12 and 15 ° C

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Pheidole pallidula is the most aggressive species in Europe, they attack all other insects around the colony and fight other colonies around the idea of ​​their big soldiers, the life expectancy of workers Only a few months, it is therefore very good to feed them with insects to have a large brood to replace natural deaths. 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 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years.

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