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An extremely attractive and energetic ant, Myrmecia nigrocinta is found commonly in coastal areas on the east coast of Australia.
A smaller bull ant than some of the other giants, this species is still a medium sized ant overall and has the unique ability to jump when alarmed or hunting.
Caution must be taken while handling these ants as they do poses a painful sting.
Colonies are usually found nesting in sandy areas and colony number can be large.
Ant keepers tend to have more success when keeping this species in a natural sand/dirt nest, allowing the queen to dig her own founding chamber.
Unavailable for Western Australia or Tasmania.