Formica (Raptiformica) sanguinea queen with workers (Starter kit)
Formica sanguinea are a species found throughout Europe. The ants is blood red in colour with black adomen and head. These species of formica is interesting as it is a slave maker. During summer months they raid nest of other formica such as fusca robbing larva and cocoons to serve them in their colonies they can live without slaves. They also will spray formica acide if they feel threatened but not very often they will do this.
What do you get?
You get a queen ant with and 1-5 workers which are over 4 months old and queen that is capable of living for 15 years or more she also has her own eggs (She will be in a test tube)
1x protein shake
1x care sheet download from our caresheet page on site
Queen size: 9-11mm Head and thorax is red with a black gaster
Workers size: 6-9mm Head and thorax is red with a black gaster
Food: honey water and insects and seeds
Founding: claustral: without feeding
Colonysize: 1-5,000 workers
Hibernation: November until end of February at 15°C