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Myrmica rubra

Added on: 11/2/2006
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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

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Colony - Currently not available
With 50 - 100 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
With 100 - 200 workers
Colonies with several Queens - Currently not available
With at least 3 Queens