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

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)

Size: 4 - 6mm Colour: crimson (dark red) till brown-orange,

Gaster shiny

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

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

on temperature).
colony size: up to 20 000 individuals

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


Shipping Restrictions: No


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Myrmica rubra Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant

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