The genus Pheidole includes diverse species of ants that are known for their marked differences in size among workers. They have smaller workers, called minorities, and larger workers, called majors, which have strong jaws. These ants are found in a variety of environments and are often active foragers, specializing in a variety of food sources such as seeds, nectar, and small insects. Pheidole are an interesting genus for studying social dynamics in colonies, where larger majors often perform a variety of roles, including defensive and transport tasks. This genus is a popular target for ant breeders because of its unique behaviors and interesting social structures.