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 ~8, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Gently feed the queen small sugars weekly. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 11-13mm
Worker size: 10-12mm
Fascinating to observe, these golden ants are one of the largest of the polyrachis species, very common across Australia. They often build their nests under rocks or in rotting wood.