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Manica rubida

Manica rubida

Manica rubida


Europe’s largest stinging Ant, for a keeper who likes a challenge.

Manica rubida are known for their difficulty in founding stages, Being semi-crustal, Queens will need space to hunt and feed.


Humidity requirements:50 – 75%

Temperature requirements: 24 – 28 °C

Hibernation: Yes

Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as Waxworms, Mealworms or Dubia Roaches.

Queen size: 19-13 mm • Worker size: 6–9 mm

Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony) with some cases of polygyne recorded.





What we offer you

Quality controlled, All Queens are quarantined for 2 weeks and come with a fertile guarantee


Live arrival Guaranteed

Live arrival on all orders to the UK and Europe as standard

7 Day Guarantee Replacement Service with Proof provided.


Free shipping as standard for our UK customers

Fast First class shipping for our UK customers or Next day delivery and Express 24-48 hour shipping available for UK & EU customers and options for International.


Online Support

Contact us anytime and expect a swift response


Live arrival guarantee:

Live arrival guarantee we ensure the live arrival of the queen only upon delivery contact us within 24-48 hours of receiving the Queen dead on arrival with a picture of the dead queen and the original workers. DO NOT TRANSFER THE DEAD QUEEN OR WORKERS TO A NEST AS THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRNTY. For our additional 7-day guarantee for European species the Queen and workers must be kept in the original test tube sealed with the cotton and care sheet instructions followed if you want to keep this additional guarantee do not transfer to a nest or your warranty is VOIDED.

(Live Ants will not be sent in mail if unlikely they will be received Next Day or likely to be Damaged, In Cases of Weekends, Bank Holidays, Low or High Temperatures, Ants On A Rock Withhold the Right to Release Mail until Suitable Day) (Ants on a Rock will send Live Ants on the First suitable day after order is placed.)

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