About Polyrhachis hookeri


Australian Species

Temperature: Nest 21- 26°C Outworld 18- 28°C

Humidity: Nest 50- 70% Outworld 40- 70%

Hibernation: Not needed. Naturally slow down themselves but do not stop laying.

Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other. Can take seeds too.

Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average a few hundred workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Semi-Claustral (with feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, ytong, Natural setup. 

Sizes: Queen- 6mm/ Worker- avg 5mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No


Description: Polyrhachis hookeri are very pretty on the eye and will change colours depending on the light, from green to blue, purple and even gold tints! Workers change colour as they mature. They're a beautiful species but are rather timid and shy. They mostly forage in the day time. More of an arboreal species but will do well in most setups.

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Polyrhachis hookeri

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