THESE QUEENS FLEW IN MID-SUMMER 2021. THEY ARE ALL STRONG QUEENS AND HAVE STARTED LAYING EGGS!
Myrmica Crassirugis is one of the liveliest and most colourful droptail ant species found in Canada, beaten only by Myrmica Rubra and Myrmica Incompleta. Also known as The Droptail Ant, they are found in regions of south eastern Canada. The colours are most visible under the sun or bright light, the workers are extremely eye-catching too.
Myrmica Crassirugis is known to be one of the largest species of Myrmica found in Canada, the queens exhibit a nice dark colouration with a little splash of red on her thorax, workers exhibit the same colouration.
At Insect Supplies Canada, we sell live droptail ant queens, small colonies and even some large colonies of Myrmica Crassirugis. They are one of the easiest ants to keep and are considered a great beginner species for all novice antkeepers.
Queens are normally around 6-8mm while workers range from 4-7mm
The colonies of droptail antscan grow very large, they are very active and will live in almost anything they can find and develop until they are a force and can start reproducing more alates!
Overall, Myrmica Crassirugis is a very satisfying ant to raise from a single queen into a large colony, the brood develops at a steady pace so it wouldn't be long until you would have a beautiful young colony of these gorgeous droptail ants!