Messor Barbarus mated queen RARE Bicoloured Queen with eggs/brood and workers (starter pack)
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. In the case of these queens they have very rare genetic mutations which gives them a bi-colour this variation is extremely rare. See pictures! (Ants will differ
smaller workers can be almost black where as the major workers will have a mixture of red heads. They mainly eat seeds which they grind down to make ant bread.
The colourations of the bi-colours vary as all colourations are unique to the ant however a standard bi-colour will have a red head with red and black on its gaster.
Fire red bi-colours will have a brighter shade of red as seen in the picture in the drop down menu.
Picture of the fire red was provided by Jake Martin (copyright protected) it is one of our own colonies.
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: 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/brood or workers depending on your selection from the drop down menu