Founding type: Semi-claustral
Size: Medium. Queen ~10mm, workers ~7mm
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 out world.
Polyrhachis australis are beautiful shiny black ants that often make their nests in leaves and trees. They are quite shy and placid so make a very nice colony to raise.
Polyrhachis are generally slower growing than some other species, so require patience to keep.
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