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Species: Messor barbarus


Breeding difficulty: Easy


Castes : Yes


Size :

Queen: 13-14 millimeters

Workers: 3-6 millimeters

Majors: 8-14 millimeters



Foundation type: Claustrale independent


Harvesting area: Spain


Number of gynes: Monogyne


Growing temperatures: 26-28 degrees


Rearing humidity: 60-70


Food: Seeds and insects


Hibernation: Yes, 3 months at around 15°C


Nest type: Resin plaster, terrarium, reconstituted stone, cellular concrete


Adult colony size: 10000-15000 workers


Description: Messor barbarus is a species of harvester ant, consuming mainly seeds. They have soldiers with red heads.

Messor barbarus

PriceFrom €12.00
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