A beautiful species of Monomorium with a distinct dark red colouring.  Extremely fast growing and egg to worker times are around 4weeks! 

This species can start as a single queen but will very quickly begin to produce new fertile egg laying queens.  Keeping them at a firm 27c will promote faster growth.  It is important to keep this species very securely as you do not want them escaping! 

A good barrier and escape prof equipment is needed.

I’ve found this species to do well in acrylic and with the correct amounts of protein and sugars will become a very strong colony in little time. 

Monomorium subopacum