Barbarus has a larger size than the '' structor ''. Queen - 12-13 mm, working ants - 3-6 mm, soldiers - up to 12 mm.
The main food of reapers is seeds: amaranth, mustard, poppy seeds, millet, clover.
Reapers are steppe ants, accustomed to a dry and warm climate. Humidity 50-60% in formikaria and 30-50% in the arena. The temperature in the formicarium should be above 20 ° C. The optimal temperature in the formicarium = 21-26 ° С, in the arena it should be slightly higher = 20-30 ° С. .
Barbarus do not need wintering.
Only swarming queens need wintering from November to the end of February.