Formica (Serviformica) cunicularia Queen with 1-5 workers (starter kit) (24th October dispatch)
Formica cunicularia have been given the special name of Serviformica meaning slave formica species. they can be very shy but large colonies can be very aggressive. Due to their phermone make up they are particularly vulnerable to enslavement by their cousins Formica (Raptiformica) sanguinea or the extra slave specialist Polyergus rufescens. Who will actively raid their nest.
What do you get?
1x queen with 1-5 workers
1x protein shake
Colonyform: Monogyne/rarely Polygyne
Queen size: 9-11mm mainly grey with redish parts on head and thorax
Workers size: 4-6.5mm head and gaster grey with reddish thorax
Food: honey water and insects
Founding: clasutral without feeding
Colonysize: 1-20000 workers
Hibernation: 4-5 months at 5-9°C
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