Hey all! EDIT: She is Myrmecia Chrysogaster.
Today as I was walking around my 4 acre property following a Polyrhachis Ornata trail (that I only just found out about) and I spotted a huge ant.
I was amazed as I have not seen any big ants for many years. Like non at all. Once closer, I recognised its colour as I've seen it for sale on Queenofants.com.au
I picked it up with a container to get a closer look and saw it was a Queen!! I'm flabbergasted at the find and so happy.
As a new ant keeper, I have very little experience in general so I'm starting this journal as a way to share what I encounter and any problems I might have keeping
I hope you enjoy this along the way and if you have any Tips on how to look after Myrmecia, it would be much appreciated!
The container in the pictures is what I have made myself. Made for Semi-Claustral Queens I might find in my yard... maybe a little too small for her? I'll have to make a larger one maybe.
Container has fluon around the sides but this queen does not seem to be affected by it. (not stopping her from crawling out xD)
The whole set up.
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Her eating the honey I put in. I added seeds just because. ( shrugs shoulders) xD
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Spilt seeds when getting a good picture. She stared right at me. I heard that Myrmecia have great eye sight but it still shocked me.
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Edited by PaigeX, November 26 2021 - 3:44 PM.