Polyrhachis bicolor


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Polyrhachis bicolor Breeding Sheet

Polyrhachis bicolor is a beautiful small Polyrhachis species, half red as its name suggests. It lives in nests made of woven leaves with the help of its larvae. This species is semi-claustral, and colony founding can be precarious.

General Information:
Breeding Level: Medium
Geographical Distribution: Tropical Asia
Origin: Thailand
– Queen Size: 8mm
– Worker Size: 4-7mm
– Polygynous: No
– Mature Colony Size: Approximately 1,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 60-80%
Temperature: 20-27°C (ideal at 25°C)
Diapause: No, a decrease in temperature to around 20°C during winter is sufficient
Ant Farms: Test tube, planted terrarium
Food: Sugary liquids and insects


The colonies and queens of Polyrhachis bicolor we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with a healthy brood and a 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

Number of workers

0 workers, 1-3 workers, 3-6 workers, 4-8 workers, 5-10 workers, 6-12 workers, 10-20 workers, 15-30 workers, 25-50 workers, 30-60 workers, 40-80 workers, 50-100 workers, 100-150 workers, 100-200 workers, 150-200 workers, 250-500 workers


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