Ooceraea Biroi, The Clonal Raider Ant

This small dorylinae ant Ooceraea Biroi, is also called the Clonal Raider Queenless ant because it has no queen. Instead reproduction is done in sync by almost all the workers.

We found these very small ants underneath a stone in Macau, China. These ants have two cycles. The first stage is stationary reproductive stage, and the second stage is the foraging stage.

In these photo's they are on their first stage for the second time with us. It seems we are providing them with what they need to go through both stages.

This species had its genus revised from Cerapachys to Ooceraea.

Check out the photo's above.


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