Pheidole spathifera

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They build there nest in soil and under stones. Most of their biology is still unresearched.
Colonyform:                    Polygyn
Queen:                               7,5mm / reddish brown, gaster darker
Worker:                             3,1 – 3,5mm / thorax yellowish brown, gaster darker
Soldier:                             5,5 – 6,5mm / reddish brown, gaster darker, strong pubescence
Nutrition:                         Honey, insects, and grains (sesame, amaranthus or millet)
Airhumidity:                   Arena: 50 – 70% Nestpart: 50 – 80%
Temperature:                  Arena: 21 – 30°C Nestpart: 24 – 28°C
Hibernation:                    no
Founding:                         claustral (without feeding)
Colonysize:                       a few 1000 workers
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