Messor barbarus (harvester ant)
For sale are young queens from 2021 nuptial flight. After hibernation queens will lay eggs.
Messor barbarus lives in the southern part of Europe up to North Africa. With their mandibles, they cut ears of grass and seeds, which are transported over long distances to the nest. From the collected seeds, the workers create dough / bread, which is a source of carbohydrates and proteins. Messor barbarus is a polymorphic species of ant, in the nest there are different sized individuals with different roles.
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