Messor Barbarus mated queen Black head with eggs brood and 40-60 workers (Starter kit) (24th October dispatch)
Messor Barbarus are a form of European harvesters they have amazing colour variations of workers, some will have red heads the colour variations are highly variable, smaller workers can be almost black where as the major workers will have a mixture of red heads and thorax. They mainly eat seeds which they grind down to make ant bread.
Colonyform: Monogyne (Polymorph workers)
Queen size: 14-18mm
Workers size: 4-16mm black/red, majours can have red heads!
Food: honey water and insects and seeds
Founding: clasutral without feeding
Colonysize: 1-10,000 workers
Hibernation: November until end of February at 15°C
You will receive:
1x queen mated queen with eggs brood and 40-60 workers