Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis Queen + 2 -4 Workers
Found throughout Victoria and Tasmania, this species of ant is very common. Queens can be hard to find however as their preference for reproduction is via gamergates.
Colony numbers can be very large and they reproduce rapidly.
Caution must be taken while handling these ants as they do poses a painful sting, however their inability to climb glass or plastic makes them easy to contain.
Unavailable for Western Australia or Tasmania.