About Iridomyrmex purpureus

 

Australian Species- Meat Ant


Temperature: Nest 21- 26°C Outworld 18- 28°C


Humidity: Nest 30- 50% Outworld 40- 60%


Hibernation: Not needed, will naturally slow down but will not stop laying.


Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.


Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 100,000 workers per colony.


Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)


Nest type: Acrylic, ytong, Natural setup.
 

Sizes: Queen- 12mm- 15mm/ Worker- 6- 10mm


Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Can have a nasty bite. Handle with care.

 

Description: Iridomyrmex purpureus is a famous species throughout the ant keeping world. In the wild, they build mounds up to 22 inches! Apparently, they're known as meat ants as farmers would use them to devour dead animals. I'd only recommend them to experienced keepers due to the size they can reach. Very hungry and aggressive ants! Will collect anything they can find, from sugar sources, protein sources and even seeds!


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Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant)

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