Pheidole Pallidula - Intermediate Species - Small in Size
The distinctive major workers have earned the genus Pheidole the nickname of "big-headed ants." The major workers of a Pheidole colony, while they may look fierce, are often quite shy and are often the first to flee on any hint of danger.
Pallidula however is a small ant from southeurope. They are very aggressive against other ants and can recruit quickly at feeding places. They need a huge amount of food so with a lack they try to escape as soon as it runs low, their small size makes the escape artists . Therefore it is nesseccary to have good escape prevention in place.
In most cases, the major workers are employed within the nest to break up large food items, or outside to carry large items, such as seeds; many Pheidole species, including Pallidula are ecologically important seed consumers who consume small seeds.
In the wild the live in sand environments around the Med as well as in soil, typically under stones.
Up to 7,000 workers
Queen is fully claustral - requires no food until first workers
20 to 25 years (est.)
Heated 21 to 28 degrees
Yes - Nov to Feb at 15 degrees
Polymorphic (Different size casts)
Yes - Minor, Media, Major
Lots of Proteins, Sugars, Water and Small seeds.
Natural, Acrylic, Sand, Ytong, Earth, Glass.
Queen - 7-8mm
Worker - 2-4mm
Soldier (Major) 6mm
Polymorphic - Yes
Egg to Adult Worker - 4 to 5 weeks
Sexually Mature Colony
Pheidole Pallidula - Big Headed Ants
It is illegal to release this colony into the wild in the UK, if you can no longer care for your colony please contact us immediately.
we know sometimes you will need to change the test tube or get a closer look, so we provide you with these items to help you if you need them;
- 1 x Test Tube
- 1 x Organic Bamboo Cotton Wool Bud
- 1 x Organic Cotton Wool Ball
- 1 x Magnification Card (3x Magnification)
- 1 x Mini bag of Organic Chia seeds
- 1 x Species info sheet (so you have it to keep if we ever remove the species from our site when out of stock)