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

Tribe: Myrmicini

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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