1 queen Myrmica rubra colony +10 plus workers

1 queen Myrmica rubra colony +10 plus workers

Myrmica Rubra fresh queen with 15+workers.

 

Myrmica Rubra (European Fire Ant)

Exciting fast growing species that is great to watch

• Humidity requirements: 30–50%

• Temperature requirements: 15–30 °C

• Hibernation: October-March at 15°C

• Suggested housing: Wakooshi Ant Farm Modules, Acrylic, Ytong, Soil, Very adaptable

• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as fruit flies

• Colony size: 1-10,000+ (colonies can grow extremely rapidly)

• Queen size: 5–6 mm

• Worker size: 4-5 millimeters

• Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne (Can be multiple Queens per colony)

Warning: Carry a mild sting so handle with care.

Myrmica Rubra, or the European Fire Ant, is a semi easy species to keep. They form large colonies with multiple queens and require both a high intake of insects and a high level of humidity. Queen Can easily be mistaken for a worker but still has a larger thorax and abdomen fitting of an ant queen. This species loves protein. Provide this in the form of insects such as fruit flies, mealworms, crickets, beetles.

    £11.00Price