Pseudomyrmex pallidus

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Pseudomyrmex pallidus is a species of ant found in the Nearctic ecozone with an extensive range throughout the southern United States to Central America.

 

Queen[edit]

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  • Nuptial Flight Time : Mating occurs in more than one season.
  • Colony Founding : 
  • *gynous Polygynous
  • Brood Boostable: 
  • Hibernation : 
  • Feeding Requirements : 
  • Nanitics Appear After : 

 

Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

  • nectar
  • insect prey

Dislikes[edit]

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Colony

  • Difficulty Easy / Intermediate / Hard_: Intermediate
  • Typical Colony Size 20-30k_: 5,000 once established
  • Polymorphic Yes / No_: Yes, up to 22 queens recorded
  • Ant Length worker:1mm, soldier:2mm, queen:2.5mm_: Queen = 6-8mm, worker = 3-6mm
  • Temperament Ex. Aggressive / Docile / Murderous_: Warm nest, but not too hot; moisture in parts of nest
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule Ex. 2 times a week per 10k workers_: every 2-3 days
  • Hazards Bite / Sting / Spray + pain factor 1-10_: sting and bite
  • Colony Growth Rate Slow / Medium / Fast_: five years to establish
  • Egg To Worker Time it typically takes to get from egg to worker_: 8 weeks
  • Circadian Activity Diurnal, Nocturnal, or Crepuscular_: 
  • Recommended Temperature Ex. 15.5C / 60F Year-Round_: 72-82 degrees during summer 50-60 degrees during winter
  • Recommended Humidity 1-100%_: 50%
  • Heating Pad Required Yes / No_: depends on where you live
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces Yes + Good Barrier Material / No_: yes
  • When To Expand Formicarium @ 20-30 workers; Outworld @ 50-100 workers_: at 20- 30 workers
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear 100 workers = soldiers / 1000 workers = reproductives_: yearly once established
  • Invasive/Pest Ex. Invasive in USA_no
  • Farmers Ex. Yes, aphids_: no
  • Native Location Ex. USA: California, Texas; Mexico: Baja + Link to antmaps.org species map_: <a href="http://antmaps.org/?mode=species&species=" alt="http://antmaps.org/?mode=species&species=" title="http://antmaps.org/?mode=species&species=">antmaps.org</a>
  • Natural Habitat Ex. Sand / Soil / Rocks / Rotten Wood / Nomadic_: hollowed logs and twigs
  • Preferred Nesting Medium Ex. Plaster / Plastic / Cork / Wood / Hydrostone / Ytong_: Wood
  • Scientific Information: <a href="http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Pseudomyrmex_pallidus" _cke_saved_href="http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Pseudomyrmex_pallidus" _cke_mw_type="http">antwiki.org</a>

Notes[edit]

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