Development and Rescue of a Colony of Ants of the Species Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793

Author: Volodymyr Pavlenko

Company/Faculty/School: National Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” under the auspices of UNESCO

Country: Ukraine


We managed to create a method of keeping endangered ant species under laboratory conditions, which includes: self-developed diet of ants, ideas of their accommodations, instructions for the wintering, solutions to the possible problems and life hacks. We helped the queen of ants establish its colony and returned it to nature.