Manica Rubida Queen Ant with workers and eggs (see available options)
Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
Latin Name: Manica Rubida
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Keeping Level: (2) react sensitive on moisture, they have a potent sting
Distribution: Central- and South Europe mainly between 500 and 2000m
Habitat: prefers sandy soil in riverbeds or gravel pits, a moderate thermophile
Colony form: older colonies become polygyn (secondary polygyny)
Queen: Size: 9,5 - 13mm Colour: reddish-brown, shiny
Worker: Size: 6 - 9mm Colour: reddish - red-brown
Soldier: not present
Males: Size: 8 - 12 mm Colour: shiny black, slim
Nutrition: Honey water and insects e.g. Dipterans like Flies or Mosquitos
Air humidity: Arena: 30 - 50%; Nestpart: 50 - 70%
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 under wood with greater underground areas
Kind of Formicaria: Farm, Combo, Island, Ytong/Plaster, Cork,
Formicaria size: Size: M
Substrate: Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Sand-Loam
Planting: similar to Forest- and Mountains area with moss, grass and other plants
Decoration: Branches, Roots, Treeneedels
Description: Active Hunters which can also kill bigger insects, by stinging. Not very aggressive but will attack and are hard to be taken over by other ants.
Development: mating flight: on warm middays from the end of April to the end of June founding: semi claustral (queen collects food) from Egg to adult worker approx. 8 - 12 Weeks (depending on temperature).
Colony size: a few 1000 individuals
Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe. 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.
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Manica Rubida Queen Ant Live Queen Ant
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Perishable goods, live insects/animals and 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, we don't accept returns.
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