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 ~10, 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: 11mm
Worker size: 9mm
These ants are incredible to observe, with their yellow and black colours contrasting beautifully. This species is relatively uncommon, with known records restricted to three widely separated areas, one in central New South Wales and the other two in the southern and northern Queensland. They’re quite easy-going and a very relaxed species.