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

Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.

Latin Name: Pheidole Pallidula

Trivial name: -None

Subfamily: Myrmicinae

Tribe: Pheidolini

Keeping Level: 2 (2 - Medium) Species from Southern Europe with higher requirements towards food and climate as well as escape prevention!

Distribution: Southern Europe, Southerneuropean Peninsula, North Africa

Habitat: Sand- and shrub areas, open places

Colony form: Polygyne

Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Colour: reddish-brown

Worker: Size: 2 - 4mm Colour: shiny black, head reddish-brown (major worker)

Soldier: 6 mm Colour: shiny black, head reddish-brown

Males: Size: 4 - 6mm Colour: black

Nutrition Honey, insects, also small seeds

Air humidity: Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Arena: 25 - 30°C Nestpart: 21 - 28°C

Hibernation: yes, from end of November until the end of February at 15°C

Nest form: Build their nest in soil and under stones

Kind of Formicaria: Farm-arena, Ant arena Combo, Plasternest, cork nest

Formicaria size: Size: S

Substrate: Farm: Sand-Loam, Plaster Arena: Sand, Sand-Loam, Plaster

Planting: similar to savanah areas with grass and other plants

Decoration: Branches, roots, tree needles, stones

Description: This species is a small ant from South Europe. They are very aggressive against other ants and can recruit quickly towards feeding places. They need a huge amount of food so with a lack they will try to escape very soon. Therefore it is necessary to have a good working escape prevention.

Development: mating flight: May - September founding: claustral (without feeding)

Colony size: up to 10.000 Individuals




We post First Class only.

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


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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Pheidole Pallidula

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