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Polyrhachis dives Geographic Distribution: This species is found in Central Asia and also in East Asia. Polygynous Species. Description of Individuals:

Queen: Measures between 9-11mm, with a golden color covering the entire body. Workers: Have a size ranging from 7-9 mm, with a golden color covering the entire body. Male: Males are approximately 8-9 mm in size and have a black and golden coloration.

Diet: Feeds on honeydew and insects such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes, small grasshoppers, and fruits. Environmental Conditions:

Humidity: The foraging area should have a humidity level of 30 to 60%, while the nest should maintain a humidity between 50% and 70%. Temperature: The foraging area should be maintained at a temperature of 22 to 28 °C, while the nest should be kept between 24 and 26 °C. Hibernation: Diapause is not necessary as they originate from South Thailand.

Nesting Type: Polyrhachis dives colonies can be housed in plaster nests, nests with tubes, or reconstructed stone nests, although the latter is discouraged. The best options are nests with bamboo tubes or a natural setup. We believe that the key to success lies in a well-ventilated setup. Description: Polyrhachis dives is a weaver ant species, highly aggressive, and not hesitant to use their formic acid for defense or hunting. It is a captivating species with interesting observations at any time. Foundation: Colony founding occurs in a semi-claustral manner (with occasional food input), and the development from egg to worker takes approximately 40 days, depending on the temperature. Colony Size: A Polyrhachis dives colony can consist of up to 10,000 individuals and around a hundred queens. This species is capable of intranidal reproduction.

Polyrhachis dives

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