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Pheidola Ants are species from Asia. They are very common there and very attractive because of their soldiers with their powerful mandibles and huge heads guarding the nest.


You will receive Pheidole Noda Queen Ant with workers and eggs and brood (depending on your selection) inside a test tube with food and water.


Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.


Please kindly check “KB ANTS” YouTube Care Video on the link below:


Latin Name: Pheidole cf. noda

Synonyms: Pheidole nodus, Pheidole rhombinoda

Subfamily: Myrmicinae

Tribe: Pheidolini

Keeping Level: 1,2,3 (2 - Medium) shows higher requirements to climate and escape prevention Distribution: Japan, Vietnam, Java, India, Sri Lanka

Habitate: Open land, woodland and woodmargins

Colonyform: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 13mm Colour: black

Worker: Size: 3 - 4,5mm Colour: head and gaster blackish brown, Thorax reddish brown

Soldier: Size: 4-5mm Colour: blackish-brown with a larger postpetiole

Males: Colour: blackish-brown

Nutrition: Honeywater, insects (small fruit flies, houseflies and small crickets), grains e.g. sesame, amaranthus or millet

Air humidity: Arena: 50 - 70% Nestpart: 50 - 80%

Temperature: Arena: 21 - 30°C Nestpart: 24 - 28°C

Hibernation: no

Nest form: Nest in soil, under stones, under and in rotten wood

Kind of Formicaria: Farm, Farmbasin, Basin, Framebasin, Island, Plaster

Formicaria size: Size: S - M

Substrate: Farm: Sand-loam Arena: Sand-loam

Planting: Similar to forest Decoration: Stones, Leaf litter, Twigs

Description: This Pheidole is very common in the southwestern regions of Japan.

They establish smaller colonies then other Pheidole species and nest disturbance don`t influence the production of soldiers. They are specialist in escaping so you will need a good escape prevention.

Founding: claustral

Colony size: approx. 3000 workers




We post First Class only.


Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe.


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.


Any questions, please let us know.


Thank you

Pheidole Noda

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