Meat Ant / Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen with 2-10 Workers
Easily the most recognisable Iridomyrmex ant in Australia, this extremely aggressive and fast growing species should be attempted by advanced ant keepers only.
Colony numbers can easily reach the hundreds of thousands and they pack a painful bite.
Commonly referred to as Meat Ants as farmers used to use them to devour large carcasses in their paddocks.
A beautifully coloured ant that is extremely active during the day.
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Unavailable for Western Australia or Tasmania.