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Polyergus rufescens

Added on: 11/2/2006
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Polyergus rufescens are slave-robber ants which are totaly dependent on their helping ants (slaves) like Formica cunicularia, Formica rufibarbis or Formica fusca. They dependent on feed by their helping ants and they don't participate in any nest building activities. They will get active on slaves robbery only where they robber brood of their helping ants. It is a very fortified ants species with large saber shaped mandibles.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Characteristics: Monomorph
  • Color: rot
  • Nest-building: Analog to the nest building of the helping ants (sunny, warm places)
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects
  • Soil conditions: Stoney, sandy (dry)
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Level: medium

Important: Please provide only brood of Formica fusca in future. Otherwiese there could be trouble if brood of Formica fuscsa is offered as helper ants.

Note: This colony originates from an non-german ants breeder (certified) and is not taken from nature. This species is endangered in Germany and shouldn't be taken from nature.

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Colony with 30-50 ants - Currently not available
With Polyergus workers and helper ants ( Formica fusca).
Colony with 70-100 ants - Currently not available
With Polyergus workers and helper ants ( Formica fusca).