Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Colony type: Monogyny
Colony size: Up to 10-15 thousand individuals.
Development rate: medium.

Queen: 10-12mm
Workers: 5-7 mm
Color: Dark Brown, dark orange abdomen.

Nutrition: Food insects (cockroaches, crickets), seeds.

Humidity: Arena: 40-60% Nest: 50-60%
Temperature: Arena: 24 - 29 ° C Socket: 22 - 26 ° C

Feature of the species: They have a sting - the sting of this ant is considered to be one of the most powerful (level 3 according to the Schmidt Index).

Recommended nests for breeding: acrylic, cork, plaster, aerated concrete. It is necessary to maintain a humidity gradient, some chambers must be constantly dry.
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