Formica sanguinea

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Formica sanguinea Breeding Sheet

Formica sanguinea is a magnificent species of slave-making ants within the Formica genus. The workers are relatively large and extremely aggressive. Ideally, cocooned pupae of Serviformica should be occasionally provided to the colony so that the slave ants can attend to their brood, although the sanguinea workers are capable of doing so themselves.


General Information:
Breeding Difficulty: Moderate
Geographical Distribution: Europe
Origin: Poland
-Queen Size: 10mm
-Worker Size: 5-9mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: around 3,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 60-80%
Temperature: 20-27°C (optimal at 24°C)
Diapause: Yes, between 6°C and 12°C for 3 to 4 months
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a moist area and suitable size for the colony will be suitable for them.
Food: Sugary liquids, insects


The Formica sanguinea colonies and queens we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with a healthy brood and a clean test tube.


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Number of queens

1 injured queen (leg), 1 queen, 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens

Number of workers

0 workers, 1-3 workers, 3-6 workers, 4-8 workers, 5-10 workers, 6-12 workers, 10-20 workers, 15-30 workers, 25-50 workers, 30-60 workers, 40-80 workers, 50-100 workers, 100-150 workers, 100-200 workers, 150-200 workers


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