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: 10mm
Worker size: 8mm
This species of spiny ant is very visually similar to the Polyrhachis Ammon, both with a lovely shiny gold abdomen. The rest of the body is black, and they’re a little bit smaller than Ammon. They are less aggressive too, and are a good fit for an intermediate ant-keeper with experience for caring for semi-Claustral queens.