Pachycondyla astuta

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Very active ant species. They mostly hunt and eat insects. In the nature they live in tropical rain-forests, under dead woods, so they like high humidity. Pachycondyla astuta can’t walk on smooth surfaces, like acrylic or glass, so they don’t need much escape prevention.
Colonyform:                    Monogyne
Queen:                              13 mm / black, light silver
Worker:                            8,5 – 12mm / black, light silver
Nutrition:                        mostly insects
Arena humidity:           50 – 70%
Nest humidity:              50 – 80% 

Arena temperature:    21- 30°C
Nest temperature:       24 – 28°C 

Hibernation:                 no
Founding:                      semiclaustral (with feeding)
Colonysize:                    a few hundred workers
For beginners:        ★★★★★