Pheidole noda (Big headed Asian Ant)


The Asian Big Headed Ant is renowned for displaying hight activity levels, aggresive/swarming behaviour as well as a large degree of polymorphism. When keeping Pheidole noda, you'll immediately notice the sheer difference in size between the average worker ants and those of the soldier ants. Not to mention that the soldiers' mandibles rival those of the queen!


In addition to their interesting morphology, colonies of this species have been observed to create several satellite nests in one single habitat! These are often formed by large numbers of workers and brood. Sometimes a queen or two will be found too! It's thought that this behavioural adaptation increases the likelihood of survival in the wild.


Lastly, whilst the general care of this species is relatively easy, it's important to note that they are great escape artists due to their small, lightweight nimble nature. Therefore, a reliable escape prevention system shpuld be in place.


It is illegal and strictly frowned upon to release any non-native ants into the wild.

Pheidole noda (Big Headed Asian Ant)