Myrimca Rubra AKA The European Fire Ant Myrmica Rubra, or the European Fire Ant, is an easy species to keep. They form very large colonies with multiple queens, this species is extreamly protein hungry and will ferociously attack prey. Protein is Provided in the form of insects such as fruit flies, mealworms, crickets, dubai roaches and also wax worms are a firm favourite! • Humidity requirements: 50-75%• Temperature requirements: 15–23°C• Hibernation: October-March at 15°C• Suggested housin: Acrylic, Ytong, Soil, Very adaptable• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as fruit flies• Colony size: 1-10,000+ (colonies grow extremely fast in correct conditions)• Queen size: 5–6 mm• Worker size: 4-5 millimeters• Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne (Can be multiple Queens per colony)Warning: Carry a mild sting so handle with care. Our care guides are created especially for us by Kallam Beardsley of KB ANTS these can be found in the section titled care guide from the menu.
ALIVE ARRIVAL POLICY
We offer alive arrival guarantee on all our colony,s but this only covers the Queen, workers/brood is excluded.
To qualify for our alive arrival guarntee there are a few particulars which must be met.
You must be in for your first delivery attempt , should you miss the delivery then live arrival guarntee is voided.
You must make us aware whithin 12 hours of delivery
A clear picture of the dead queen in the test tube must be taken and sent again within 12 hours of delivery - this is to stop fraudulent claims.
Colonys are sent Monday to Thursday only, this prevents ants being left in the sorting office over a weekend.
Ants are sent recorded delivery 1st class only, with very sensitive species being sent Next day special delivery by 1pm. You shall be made aware of this