Carebara castanea

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Common name: Mang Man (Thai name).

    These queens are very large and an attractive orange / red color.    
    The workers are pale yellow and very small compared to the massive queen.
    New queens are best kept in small containers of earth until they have raised their first brood - if required they can then be moved into an artificial set up.
    In the wild they construct deep nests in the ground and the small workers mostly forage via underground tunnels and outside at night.
    There is very little information available on cultivating this species and colonies seem to be quite difficult to establish. Hence they are only recommended for experienced hobbyists.