WARNING: These ants are capable of stinging humans. If anyone who will be in the proximity of this ant is allergic to insect bites/stings (including but not limited to the purchaser), or is known to experience adverse reactions from previous insect bites/stings, do not purchase this ant. Ant stings can cause severe and sometimes fatal allergic reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis). If you are stung, seek immediate medical attention. Before purchasing, consult a medical professional and conduct independent research to determine if this ant is safe for those in proximity.
Care Level: Medium
Founding Type: Semi-Claustral
Setup: At the founding stage, a test tube setup or founding chamber with a water source is sufficient. Once the number of workers exceeds ~7, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Gently feed the queen small sugars and protein weekly. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 11-12mm
Worker size: 10-11mm
These ants are iconic, known for their amazing jaws that can open flat to 180º! When they slam shut, the speed is one of the fastest movements of the entire animal kingdom. They are strange ants, difficult to care for, but easier than bull ants. Be warned, their bite hurts a little bit, but their sting hurts a lot.