Paltothyreus tarsatus


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Paltothyreus tarsatus Breeding Sheet

Paltothyreus tarsatus is a gigantic ponerine ant that paradoxically forms large colonies of up to 5000 workers. They have the peculiarity of emitting an odor when they feel threatened.


General Information:
Difficulty level: difficult
Geographical distribution: West Africa
Origin: Nigeria
-Queen Size: 23-25mm
-Worker Size: 12-18mm
-Polygynous: no
-Mature colony size: approximately 5,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 30-60%
Temperature: 20-28°C (ideal at 27°C)
Diapause: No
Ant Farms: Any ant farm equipped with a humid zone and suitable for the size of the colony will suit them.
Liquid sugars, insects (mostly cockroaches) are their food preferences.


The colonies and queens of Paltothyreus tarsatus that we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with a healthy brood and clean test tube.


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Number of queens

1 queen, 1 injured queen (leg), 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens


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