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
Hibernation: Yes, October to March, 5-8°C
Humidity: Arena, 30-50%
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
contact Antsmynala if you no longer wish to keep them and we will arrange for
them to be collected from you at no cost.