Messor barbarus

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Simple description.



Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Use: ant-mating-chart
  • Colony Founding :
  • *gynous :No
  • Brood Boostable:
  • Hibernation :Yes, 14-16°C
  • Feeding Requirements :
  • Nanitics Appear After : 2 months, depends on temperature.

Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

  • Most seeds
  • Freshly dead flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Crickets
  • Mealworms
  • Boiled egg
  • Chicken


Dislikes[edit]

  • Honey
  • Spiders

Colony[edit]

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  • Native Location : antmaps.org
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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org


Notes[edit]

  • Messor Barbarus are a good species for beginners and are easy to keep. They're however known to be quite destructive and creative with building and can give you quite a surprise.
  • Queens are known to run around in the outworld foraging.


Images[edit]

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