Meat Ant / Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen + 10 - 20 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.
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The best packaging!
Ants were dispatched quickly and arrived in the UK within a few days. Unfortunately they were stopped by customs for over a week. I collected them from the delivery depot as soon as they had been released from customs. After peeling back the thermal packaging and removing the test tube from its housing, I was greatly relieved that the ants were in great health and had brood despite having spent more than two weeks in transit. The colony is now thriving and rapidly multiplying!