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Fire Ants Solenopsis geminata

Fire Ants Solenopsis geminata


Solenopsis geminata! These fire ants are extraordinary creatures that never cease to amaze! These insects, commonly known as fire ants, are small but mighty, and they exhibit some of the most fascinating behaviours in the insect kingdom.

Super fast-growing species! Give them plenty of carbs and proteins and watch them grow to thousands in just a year. 

Banned in the European Union since the fall of last year 2023. Still permitted for antkeepers in the UK though. Well done Brexit!

Colonies are polygenous (multiple queens) and can reach up to 1.000.000 workers in nature. Fresh queens are fully claustral (do not need feeding until first workers) but we suggest treating them well in captivity so a drop of protein jelly once a week is recommended. The queen's size is around 6-9mm and the workers are small, 3-4mm. The majors are a bit bigger, around 5mm. Solenopsis geminata queen lives 5-7 years, the same as Solenopsis invicta queen and four times longer than the European fire queen ant (Myrmica rubra).

Not suitable for beginners. Solenopsis geminata are cousins to Solenopsis invicta ants, both species are smart and very well-organised ants and will try to escape 24/7, and we can assure you they will escape if they need more fresh water, food or extra space.

An ant escape prevention liquid is a must!

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