Pheidole pallidula is a small but quite an aggressive species. They have a high requirement for food and so should be fed regularly. Pheidole pallidula is one of the few species of European ants who have soldier ants. They are distributed over Southern Europe and North Africa. The nest should have both a day and a moist area. This species of ant can be kept at room temperature, however an additional; heat spot is recommended. A well established Queen and colony can number up to 50,000 workers ants.
This ant is suitable for beginners if attention is payed to good breakout protection.
Latin Name: Pheidole pallidula
Rearing Difficulty: (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): 2, A good escape preventative should be applied.
Temperature: Arena, 25-30 °C
Nest, 21-28 °C
Hibernation: Yes, November to February 15 °C
Humidity: Arena, 30-50%
Diet: Sugar-water, Insect protein, Honey-water, Flies, Crickets, Cockroaches
Length/Description: Queen, 7-8mm, Brown to Red.
Length/Description: Workers, 2-5mm, Brown to Red.
Queen Starting Out: Claustral (without feeding)
Development of Worker:
Colony Size: 50,000 workers
Life Span of Queen: 10 years.
Distribution: Europe, Spain, North Africa,
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.