Formica Rufibarbis Queen Ant with workers (see available options)


Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.


Latin Name: Formica (Serviformica) Rufibarbis

Trivial name: Red-barbed Slave ant

Keeping Level: (1) however in small basins, they make easy use of their formic acid

Distribution: Europe

Habitat: extremely thermophile, prefers sandy areas (e.g riverbeds, Forestedges), dry grassland Colony form: monogynous and polygyn

Queen: Size: 9 - 10 mm Colour: Head and Gaster black, Thorax red

Worker: Size: 4 - 7,5 mm Colour: Head and Gaster black, Thorax red

Soldier: not present

Males: Size: 9 - 10 mm Colour: black

Nutrition: Honey and insects e.g. Dipterans like Flies or Mosquitos

Air humidity: Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Arena: 18 - 28°C Nestpart: 21 - 24°C

Hibernation: yes, from end of October until the end of March at 5 - 8°C

Nest form: Build their nest in soil or under stones

Kind of Formicaria: Ytong/ Plaster, PLA nest with sand or plaster bed

Formicaria size: Size: M

Substrate: Farm: Sand - Loam Arena: Sandy - Loam

Planting: like grassland

Decoration: Branches, Roots, Tree needles

Description: Formica Rufibarbis is an aggressive ant species

Development: mating flight: on warm days mid-may to the end of June at 22 - 28°C

Founding: claustral (without feeding)

Colony size: a few thousand Individuals

Quantity: one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development)




Shipping Restrictions: No


Please contact us if you no longer wish to keep them and we will email you a prepaid postage label so you can send them back to us.


Any questions, please let us know.


Thank you

Formica Rufibarbis Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant

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    We do accept returns and exchanges.

    Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

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    Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery


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