Messor cf. capitatus mated queen with eggs (starter kit) 19th of August dispatch
Messor cf. capitatus are a species of messor found in the south of Europe, they are harder to come by then other species such as barbarus. The queens and workers have a brillant shiny black coloration a great species to add to a collection. We don't get these very and only have handful :).
They mainly eat seeds which they grind down to make ant bread.
Colonyform: Monogyne (Polymorph workers)
Queen size: 12-15mm shiny black
Workers size: 4-13mm shiny black
Food: honey water and insects and seeds
Founding: claustral 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
Caresheets can be obtained via: https://www.antsrus.com/caresheets.html