Please note that the AVG Worker count is an AVERAGE as it would be impossible to individually count each worker ant running around the tube! It may be slightly more or slightly less.


About Myrmica rubra


European Species- European fire ant

Temperature: Nest 20- 25°C Outworld 18- 28°C

Humidity: Nest 70- 90% Outworld 40- 70%

Hibernation: Yes from the end of October to the end of March at 5- 8°C 

Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.

Colony form: Polygyne (Multiple queens per colony) Average 10,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Semi-claustral (with feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, 3D Printed, Y tong (recommended), Natural setup. (High Humidity Lovers)

Sizes: Queen- 5- 7.5mm/ Worker- 4- 6mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Yes, can sting and people compare it to a stinging nettle sensation.


Description: Myrmica rubra is an extremely aggressive species, often attacking anything that disturbs them or the nest. They're often found nesting near riverbanks due to the higher humidities. That's why id recommends keeping them in y tong to match their humidity needs. Workers are very food greedy and will have a go at anything they can.


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Myrmica rubra

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