Latin Name:Â Carebara diversa
English Name:Â Asian Army Ant
Rearing Difficulty:Â (1=Beginner, 5=Expert):Â 4, Grows very large in numbers, good measures of escaping proofing required.Â Will required a heat source.
Temperature: Arena,Â 25-28Â°C
Hibernation:Â No, It is suggested to lower the temperature for 2-3 months during the winter to 17-20Â°C
Humidity: Arena,Â 50-70%
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nest,Â 60-80%
Diet:Â Sugar-water, Insect protein, Honey-water, Flies, Crickets, Cockroaches, Seeds, Fruit
Length/Description: Queen,Â 20-25mm long, Reddish Brown to Black
Length/Description: Workers, 2-3.5mm long, Reddish Brown to Black
Length/Description: Soldiers,Â 9.5-15mm long, Reddish Brown to Black
Queen Starting Out:Â Claustral (without feeding).
Development of Workers:Â 28-45 days
Nest Suitability:Â Ytong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster
Minimum Tube/Connector Diameter:Â 9mm.
Colony Size:Â 20,000 – 50,000 workers
Life Span of Queen:Â
Distribution:Â Asia, Thailand, Indonesia
These ants are not native to the UK and is therefore illegal to release them into the wild. Please contact AntsMynala if you no longer wish to keep them and we will arrange for them to be collected from you at no cost.