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Myrmica rubra ||Live Queen|| [Northern Fire Ant]

Myrmica rubra ||Live Queen|| [Northern Fire Ant]

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Multiple Queens
Workers in colony

A relatively easy species to raise alongside its majestic varying spectrum of dark and bright colours. Colonies are aggressive and will sting food or people alike. 

Most colonies are caught straight from the wild as they are invasive and we try our best to eradicate them from our local environment. 

NOTE: IF UNABLE TO MAINTAIN, DO NOT RELEASE. TO GET RID OF THEM PUT THEM IN BOILING WATER OR FREEZE THEM FOR 24 HOURS.

Queens size: 5-6 mm

Worker size: 3-4 mm

Major size: False

Multiqueen: True, polygynous 

Nuptial flight timeframe: Mass flights tend to occur between August-September 

Hibernation: True, November-March at 1-10°C

Care Guide:

Despite their hardy nature, it is still important to provide proper care for an optimal growing season. 

Food

Myrmica rubra will eat anything they get their hands on. From insects (beetle larvae, fruit flies, or roaches) to meat (ham, turkey bacon, or chicken) and carbohydrates like Honey, sugar water, or nectar. 

Temperature and Humidity:

The temperature should be kept from 18-29C and humidity between 60-90%, high humidity as the genus Myrmica loves moisture. 

Ant nest

Myrmica rubra will do great in any of our setups. When choosing the size of the nest, the colony should take up at least 40%+ of the nest capacity to ensure the colony doesn't feel vulnerable and stressed. 

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