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Pachycondyla cf. purpurascens

  • Pachycondyla cf. purpurascens
  • Pachycondyla cf. purpurascens

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Name: Pachycondyla cf. purpurascens
Propagation: South America
Queen: 18-22mm
Workers: 16-20mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 50-80%
Temperature: 20-30°C
Hibernation: No
Nest-building: Soil nests, often under stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: This species is active at night-time and twilight and sluggish during the day where the ants are barely seen. They are poor climbers when faced with glass and smooth surfaces. and eat very little sugar/honey-water, favouring food with a high protein content.