I had a single Solenopsis invicta queen produce 100,000 in 6 months (only started with 100 workers and very little if any brood). That was already too much for me to take care of
I can't imagine having 100+ queens...
Though this thread only wants me...sorta...to get hundreds of queens from the #1 most boring ants in the world (Argentine ants) and see what they do. But then I remember they are the single most boring ants in the world, and even if they were native, they'd still be the single most boring ants in the world lol.
This species though sure looks really pretty. From reading up, they are invasive (makes sense when you have over 100 queens) and are found in parts of Australia and scattered around the world. Not as widespread as Solenopsis invicta, Pheidole megacephala or Argentine ants. But, they look like they can be worse than at least one of those three species, in terms of if they ever came to the United States and competed against the other three invasive ant species.
A very nice looking species, but definitely really invasive. I guess somewhere they changed an entire ecosystem by killing lots of crabs, allowing lots of plants and overgrowth to grow that would otherwise be eaten by the crabs.