Myrmica rubra colony, 2 gynes and 10-40 workers

Myrmica rubra colony, 2 gynes and 10-40 workers

Myrmica rubra, the common red ant sting. An interesting ant to keep an Ant Farm. Now available in all a great number of workers there. ...More information
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Ant colony Myrmica rubra 10-40


The Myrmica rubra is also called the ordinary red ant sting. A well-known ant homegrown! Our ant colonies consist of a queen with brood and several workers. This number depends on the number of eggs that developed into ant (egg-larva-pupa-ant). This colony already has 10-40 workers.
The colonies are polygynous, that is to say that there are multiple gynes, queens, can be present in a nest. In this colony are two gynes, they are just slightly larger than regular workers.

Suitable for

The ant colony is intended for the ant farms of acrylic, gypsum and sand. We also recommend the use of an arena. The ants there can get their nourishment and bringing waste. Many products have integrated an arena. For the first time the tube has enough room for the colony. On several Ant Farms You can find these ant colony in a back combination offer price.
Find your ants to a gel ant farm, we recommend the ant family.

Packing and Shipping

The colony is in a test tube with a cotton behind what the water supply in order to keep the tube nest partially damp. Because of the size of the colony can not long remain without care in this tube (up to several days after receipt). We give warranty for the life of the queen. Does the queen not alive or it dies within a few weeks, we will provide a replacement colony.

Specifications and information

Scientific name Myrmica rubra
Dutch name Red ant sting
Difficulty Class 2. Average
Queen | Gyne: 5-6 mm
workers: 4-5 mm
Type colony: Polygynous, multiple queens per nest
Type of litter: Nests sand, close to the surface, often under stones
Temperature: Room temperature, 15-30 degrees
hibernation: No, but hibernation. Our advice: slightly cooler
take around 10-15 degrees. For example, in the basement,
cooler attic or barn. November-February
Our experience: even in winter on kamertemeratuur
keep this ant colonies develop well.
Power supply: Sugar or honey water and small insects:
Our advice for smaller colonies: fruit flies.
humidity: Opinion: Part nest holding something moist
distribution: (Western Europe
Opinion Ant Farm: Acrylic, gypsum or sand, including use Arena Area
Comments: Myrmica rubra is an interesting species. They develop
quick and can also move fast itself. Our experience
it is important part of the nest really moist
hold. Dehydration is a great danger.
The red ant sting is a sting and can therefore stabbing. does this
Ant only hazard (eg entrapment or breach
in the nest. The sting is not dangerous and feels similar as
For the more serious ants holder is a little tension in this
hobby not a problem anyway ?! ;-)

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