These Queens come in a limited edition YTONG Founding nest from AntBoyUK with the AntsDavey logo imprinted. Please view the third product image to view the current setup they're in. Queens with Brood can be seen in the second image. Proof of brood can be provided upon request. Please note, all though they're sold with brood, the Queen may still eat it during transport which is why next day delivery is only available for this species to avoid this happening as much as I can.

 

About Myrmecia forficata

 

Australian Species- Bull Ants


Temperature: Nest 24- 28°C Outworld 18- 30°C


Humidity: Nest 50- 70% Outworld 40- 80%


Hibernation: No, not needed but will slow down during the Australian winter times.


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


Colony form: Monogyne (Single queen per colony) Average 1000-2000 per colony.


Founding Queen: Semi-Claustral (with feeding during founding). Queens lay in a 6-12 month cycle so patience is required.


Nest type: Ytong/ Natual setup. These Queens come in a limited edition YTONG Founding nest from AntBoyUK with the AntsDavey logo imprinted. Please view the second product image to view the current setup they're in. These species need a substrate like clay sand for the larvae to spin cocoons. It can't be too fine or else the queen will not be able to pick it up and line the nest with it. I personally use a substrate called "Leo Life".

 

Sizes: Approx: Queen- 25mm/ Worker- 20-25mm

 

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Yes, nasty bite and a painful sting. Please handle with care.

 

Description: Myrmecia forficata is a species from Australia, known as the 'Bull Ant'. They have very powerful eyesight and can see and track you from 6 feet away. This species is very aggressive and will require patience as they take a while to settle down and lay eggs. It is recommended to not disturb them too much during the founding stages as this may cause them to cease laying eggs or eat them. To make the queen feel more confident, do not allow her to see you from inside the nest. The queen will live off carbohydrates until larvae appear in which then she will require regular protein to feed the forever protein hungry brood. A small bit of protein here and there prior to the larvae stage will be taken nicely. These species need a substrate like clay sand for the larvae to spin cocoons. It can't be too fine or else the queen will not be able to pick it up and line the nest with it. I personally use a substrate called "Leo Life".


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Myrmecia forficata

£229.99Price
  • All U.K orders are sent the same day when placed before 2 PM.

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