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Myrmica rubra

  • Myrmica rubra

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Name: Myrmica rubra
Propagation: Europe
Queen: 6-8mm
Workers: 3-5mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 50-70%
Temperature: 20-28°C
Hibernation: Yes, from late October to late March at 5-8 ºC
Nest-building: Soil, loose soil mounds and under decayed wood or stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20 (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: An easy-maintenance ant species whose lovely colouring makes it a popular choice with beginners. Colonies from this species tend to be polygynous, which means that they have more than one queen. In terms of their maintenance, keepers should be careful to ensure that the tank is kept moist, as this species does not thrive well in dry conditions.