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Manica rubida

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: maru0001
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Manica rubida s the largest stingable ant species from europe, very strong and tough ants. It's very demonstrative because of it's red color.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Size: Workers: 5 - 8 mm
  • Color: red-brown
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: Sunny, damp places, Soil nests (under stones), some times in rotten wood
  • Planting: Grass (optional)
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Specifics: Workers can sting
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Messor barbarus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: meba0001
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Messor barbarus is a Myrmicinae with minor- till major-worker with all passings. Great colonies carry on long "highways" their seeds into the nest. They storing the seed in different granaries and prepare in "chew-communities" the so-called ant bread especially for the colder season. They lay out an trash-accumulation.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: black, sometimes red brown heads
  • Size: Queen 14 - 16 mm
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Nest building: Soil nests, loam, pebbles
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep

All Messor will be included with untreated hand-picked plant seeds.

seeds

Note: Young Queens from current season do not have any offspring (Queens with offspring and/or brood are from last year), they wil lay first eggs in spring.

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With 15 - 50 workers
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With at least 100 workers
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With 50 - 99 workers

Messor bouvieri

Added on: 1/13/2008
Article number: mebo0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Myrmicinae, Tribe: Pheidolini
  • Color: black
  • Size: Queen 14 - 16 mm
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep
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Contains 30 - 50 ants

Messor capitatus

Added on: 5/12/2013
Article number: meca0001
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Messor barbarus is a Myrmicinae with minor- till major-worker with all passings. Great colonies carry their seeds on long "highways" into the nest. They are storing the seeds in different granaries and prepare them in "chew-communities" to the so-called ant bread especially for the colder season. They lay out an trash-accumulation. This species can tolerate lower temperatures than Messor barbarus.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: shiny black
  • Size: Queen 14 - 16 mm
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep

All Messor will be included with untreated hand-picked plant seeds.

seeds

Note: Young Queens from current season do not have any offspring (Queens with offspring and/or brood are from last year), they wil lay first eggs in spring.

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Queen with 50 workers

Messor cf. meridionale

Added on: 6/15/2009
Article number: mecf0001
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A dark brown colored messor species from Greece. This species don't require an extensive hibernation phase and so can be kept warm or at room temperatur in winter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: drak brown
  • Size: Worker: 4-11 mm, Queen: 12-13 mm
  • Origin: Greece
  • Characteristics:  polymorph, monogyne
  • Nest building: Soil nests, often under stones
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 20 - 25°C (Mediterranean)
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air humidity: dry
  • Planting: nothing specific

All of our Messor will be shipped with a small container of hand-picked plant seeds that are most popular for the Messor.seeds

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With about 60 - 80 workers
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30 - 60

Messor cf. wasmanni

Added on: 5/17/2013
Article number: mecf0002
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Messor cf. wasmanni is a Myrmicinae with minor- till major-worker with all passings. However their size is slightly smaller than for instance Messor barbarus. Great colonies carry on long "highways" their seeds into the nest. They storing the seed in different granaries and prepare in "chew-communities" the so-called ant bread especially for the colder season. They lay out an trash-accumulation.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: black
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Nest building: Soil nests, loam, pebblesseeds
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep

All Messor will be included with untreated hand-picked plant seeds.


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Contains 20 - 30 workers

Messor structor

Added on: 4/26/2009
Article number: mest0001
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Messor structor is a Myrmicinae like Messor barbarus with minor- till major-worker with all passings. Great colonies carry their seeds on long "highways" into the nest. They stores the seed in different granaries and create so-called ants bread in "chew-communities" especially for the colder season. They lay out an trash-accumulation. In contrary to other Messor species this species is polygyn i.e. has several Queens.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: black
  • Size: Queen 14 - 16 mm
  • Origin: South France
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 25 - 30 °C
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Air humidity: Dry climate
  • Nest building: Soil nests, loam, pebbles
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep

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With 30-50 workers

Myrmica rubra

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: myru0001
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Myrmica rubra is an aggressive red-brown ant species which is distributed throughout Europe. This species favor medium sunny habitates in moist meadows. It is a polygyne species.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Size: Workers: 3,5 - 5 mm, Queen: 6 - 7 mm
  • Color: red-brown
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 25 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests, builds small soil based loose mounds between grass stems, under or in rotten wood, under stones and in moss
  • Planting: Grass (optional)
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Workers can sting

Especially suitable for beginners.

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Myrmica sabuleti

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mysa0001
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Myrmica sabuleti is a red-brown ant species which is distributed throughout Europe. This species can be found in grassland or heathland habitates, avoids high meadows and can not be found in lowland (below 400 m). It is a mostly polygyne species.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Size: Workers: 4 - 5 mm, Queen: 5,5 - 6,5 mm
  • Color: red-brown
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 25 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests, under or in rotten wood, under stones and in moss
  • Planting: Grass
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Workers can sting, not as aggressive as Myrmica rubra
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Myrmica scabrinodis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mysc0001
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Myrmica scabrinodis is a red-brown ant species which is distributed throughout Europe similar to Myrmica rubra. This species can be found in moist grassland or moors avoids dry habitates.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Size: Workers: 4 - 5 mm, Queen: 5,5 - 6,5 mm
  • Color: red-brown
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 25 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests, under or in rotten wood, under stones and in moss
  • Planting: Grass
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Workers can sting, not as aggressive as Myrmica rubra
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