Myrmica Rubra Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant (see options)
Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
Latin Name: Myrmica Rubra Trivial name: European Fireant Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae Tribe: Myrmicini Keeping Level: (1) easy to keep, they have a potent sting like a stinging - nettle Distribution:
Great Britain to Central Asia, since the 18th century
also in North America
prefers moist places like grassland or open forest, avoids
open spaces without vegetation
Colony form: polygyn Queen: Size: 5 - 7,5mm Colour: crimson (dark red) Worker:
Size: 4 - 6mm Colour: crimson (dark red) till brown-orange,
Soldier: not present Males: Size: 4 - 5 mm Colour: black , slim Nutrition: Honey 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: Nests in soil, in rotten wood and under stones Kind of Formicaria: Plaster Farm, Pla with sand or plaster bed Formicaria size: Size: S - M Substrate: Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Sand-loam, wood Planting: similar to Forestareas with moss, grass and other plants Decoration: Branches, Roots, Treeneedels Description:
The colony is tough, well-fortified that, active and
a bit aggressive, low maintenance ants. They can prick you,
when they felt under pressure (similar like stinging-nettle).
Prefer a highly moistened nests.
mating flight: on warm days from august to September
founding: semi claustral (queen collects food)
from egg to adult worker approx. 6 weeks (depending
colony size: up to 20 000 individuals
Quantity: one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development) Weblinks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrmica_rubra
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Myrmica rubra Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant
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