due to curious behavior where some of the workers will swell with liquid food until they become immobile and hang from the ceilings of nest chambers, acting as living food storage for the colony.
• Humidity requirements: 60 – 80%
• Temperature requirements: 20 – 30 °C
• Suggested housing: Test Tube, Plaster
• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources.
• Queen size: 15–18 mm
• Worker size: 6–10 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony)