Carebara Diversa Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant (see available options)
Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
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Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of the UK.
These ants are not native to the UK and are therefore illegal to release them into the wild.
Please contact us if you no longer wish to keep them and we will email you a prepaid postage label so you can send them back to us.
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|Latin Name:||Carebara Diversa |
Synonym: Pheidologeton Diversus
|Trivial name:||Marauder ants, Asian Army ants|
|Taxonomy:||Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Solenopsidini|
|Keeping Level:||(3) shows highest requirements to climate, nutrition and escape prevention|
|Habitat:||open sun-exposed but moist areas, cropping areas like ricefields|
|Queen:||Size: 20 - 25mm Colour: chestnut brown to black|
|Worker:||Size: 2 - 3,5mm Colour: chestnut brown to black, extremely polymorph|
|Soldier:||Size: 9,5 - 15mm Colour: chestnut brown to black, work as food storage|
|Males:||Size: 13mm Colour: dark brown, legs reddish-brown|
honey, insects (small fruit flies, houseflies and small crickets),
grains e.g. sesame, amaranthus or millet, nuts,
also tuna in oil, biscuits and rice crisps, fruits like grapes or apples
|Air humidity:|| |
Arena: 50 - 70% Nestpart: 50 - 80% there should be a permanent
offering of water tubes or something similar
Arena: day: 28- 30°C; night: 24 - 28°C
Nest: 28 - 30°C with a small temperature gradient
Even when they are tropic they will benefit from a small winter rest.
There should be a cooldown for 6 weeks where the night temperature
is set to 20 °C this allows the queen to regenerate and slow down
the brood development
|Nest form:|| |
nest in soil, using lost burrows of other animals but also
excavate on their own
|Kind of Nest:||Ytong/Plaster, PLA with sand or plaster|
|Nest size:||Size: L - XL|
|Substrate:||Farm: Sand-loam Arena: Sand-loam|
|Planting:||Similar to meadows|
|Decoration:||Stones, Leaf litter, cork, branches|
Carebara Diversa is mainly known for having the biggest size differences
between the minor and the major workers. They are highly aggressive
ants which attack everything within their territorium.
Pheidologeton need a high amount of nutrition.
During the drier season their diet persists up to 50% of small seeds.
always be taken out of their outworld.
The balance between humidity and ventilation is very fragile
and should always be controlled to avoid mould and mites.
mating flight: dry areas once a year, wetter areas every three
Broodcycle: minors: egg to larvae 9 days, larvae to pupae 9 days,
pupae to worker 10 days.
Majors need a little bit longer with approx. 45 days of development.
one fertilized queen with workers (see options);
brood (depending on the season and development)