Founding type: Semi-claustral
Size: Small. Queen ~8mm, workers ~5mm
Diet: Feed sugars until workers arrive, then a variety of protein, sugars and seeds
Set-up: Test tube up until 15-30 workers. Then move to small nest and outworld.
Such a beautiful little Australian ant species! Similar to the well known Rhytidoponera metallica but with a shimmery bronze colouring.
They do possess a sting which can cause mild pain, so care is required when raising these ants.
They are not able to climb on plastic or glass however, so they are quite easy to contain and manage safely.
No Sales to WA, Tas or USA due to import laws