Polyrhachis Hookeri Queen – Green Spiny Ant

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Rarity: ★★★☆☆
Activity: ★★★★★
Growth Speed: ★☆☆☆☆
Award: Most beautiful ant

Care Level: Medium
Founding Type: Semi-Claustral
Setup: At the founding stage, a test tube setup or founding chamber with a water source is sufficient. Once the number of workers exceeds ~10, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Gently feed the queen small sugars weekly. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 7-10mm
Worker size: 5-7mm

Easily our most beautiful ant. Hookeri colouring can range from green (most common) to purple, blue, brown, and gold. While most Hookeri queens will feature some degree of blue or purple — and some queens can even be entirely blue or purple — some are just green. More in description below.

Care Level: Medium
Founding Type: Semi-Claustral
Setup: At the founding stage, a test tube setup or founding chamber with a water source is sufficient. Once the number of workers exceeds ~10, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Gently feed the queen small sugars weekly. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 7-10mm
Worker size: 5-7mm

These ants are often mistaken for green-ants (Rhytidoponera Metallica) as a result of their similar, dark green appearance. Unlike green-ants, they cannot sting, making them quite suitable for beginner to intermediate keepers. The queen pictured has a purple tinge, however there is a great degree of variation in the colouring of P. Hookeri (mostly green, often purple, blue, brown, and gold), so purple colouring cannot be guaranteed. if you’d like a specific colour, shoot us an email or use the Messenger function in the corner and we can work something out.

 

Type

Queen with Brood, Queen with 1-3 Workers, Queen with 4-7 Workers, Queen with 11+ Workers

3 reviews for Polyrhachis Hookeri Queen – Green Spiny Ant

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  1. So beautiful and making brood fast! I am in love!

  2. Came alive and well

  3. Arrived alive and fast

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