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Myrmica rubra

Myrmica rubra

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Ant ID:Myrm.rub

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Myrmica rubra is a popular and hardy species of ants for beginners. An active species that is quite happy to attack and sting  anything that threatens the nest.  The sting in very similar to the sting nettles plant.  Myrmica rubra can have more than one Queen in a colony.

Latin Name: Myrmica rubra

English Name: European Fire Ant

Rearing Difficulty: (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): Easy, 2 They have the potential to sting

Temperature: Arena, 18-28°C 

                        Nest, 21-24°C

Hibernation: Yes, October to March, 5-8°C

Humidity: Arena, 30-50%

                  Nest, 50-70%

Diet: Sugar-water, Insect protein, Honey-water, Flies, Crickets, Cockroaches

Length/Description: Queen, 5-7.5mm, Dark Red

Length/Description: Workers, 4-6mm, Brown-Orange

Nest Suitability: Ytong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster

Colony Size: 10,000-20,000 workers

Life Span of Queen:15 years

Distribution: UK, Europe, Asia, North America


Please contact Antsmynala if you no longer wish to keep them and we will arrange for them to be collected from you at no cost.

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Fast delivery, well packaged, all very healthy :)
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Reviewed by:  from Chesham. on 9/14/2017

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