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Latin name: Pheidole sinica
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribes: Pheidolini
Breeding level: Intermediate
Geographical distribution: China (Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi Province)
Habitat: Open spaces, forests and forest edges
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 12 - 14mm Color: Dark brown to reddish brown
Female workers: Size: 5 - 7mm Color: Dark brown to reddish brown
Soldier: 8.5 - 9.5mm Color: Reddish brown
Male: Size: 10mm 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 sinica 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.
It is the largest species of Pheidole in the world.
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.
199.90 EUR -- Queen 2019 + 40 - 60 workers
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