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
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.
Formica Rufibarbis Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant
RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
We do accept returns and exchanges.
Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Items that are personalised or made to specific requirements, such as Personalised Ant Nest, etc. are excluded from the Distance Selling Regulations and are non returnable so unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns!
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.