Care Level: Easy
Founding Type: 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 ~15, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Queens do not require feeding until workers arrive. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 12-14mm
Worker size: 4-6mm
Strobe ants get their name from their unique behaviour of making fast, jolting movements when disturbed, making it appear as if they are rapidly flashing. Both the queen and the workers have a beautiful orange and black colour pattern and massive eyes, making them fantastic to observe throughout the day. Interestingly, they also have the ability to see backwards. This species has more black colouring than it’s similar strobe counterparts.