Plagiolepis pygmaea


Plagiolepis Pygmaea Breeding Sheet

Plagiolepis pygmaea is a small ant species from Europe that is highly polygyne. They engage in intranidal swarming, allowing colonies to have a large number of queens. They develop rather quickly, have excellent recruitment, but caution is needed to prevent escapes as they can slip through small spaces.

General Information:

– Difficulty Level: Moderate
– Geographic Distribution: Europe
– Origin: Spain
– Queen Size: 4mm
– Worker Size: 1-2mm
– Polygyne: Yes
– Mature Colony Size: No theoretical limit; they can form very large polygyne colonies spread across multiple satellite nests.

Maintenance Information:

– Humidity: 60-80%
– Temperature: 20-28°C (Ideal at 26°C)
– Diapause: Yes, diapause between 12 and 14°C is required during the winter
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid zone suitable for the colony size will be suitable (be cautious of escapes!).
– Food: Sugary liquids, insects

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