Myrmica rubra

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Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant or common red ant, is a species of ant of the genus Myrmica, found all over Europe and in some parts of North America and Asia.

 


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Use: ant-mating-chart
  • Colony Founding Semi-Claustral
  • *gynous Polygynous
  • Brood Boostable: Yes
  • Hibernation : Yes:September-March
  • Feeding Requirements : Source of Protein regularly, occasional sugar boost
  • Nanitics Appear After :

 

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Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Hard
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic : No
  • Ant Length : worker:4-5.5mm,queen:5.5-6mm
  • Temperament : Extremely Aggressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : Stings
  • Colony Growth Rate : Fast
  • Egg To Worker :
  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature : 21-24C (For Hibernation 5-10C)
  • Recommended Humidity : 50-70%
  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces :
  • When To Expand :
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest Invasive in North America (East Coast)
  • Farmers : Yes, aphids & root aphids
  • Native Location : Europe
  • Natural Habitat : soil/sand (preferably under stones or similar)
  • Preferred Nesting Medium :
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

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