About Polyrhachis vermiculosa


Australian Species- Golden-Tailed Spiny Ant

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

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

Hibernation: Not needed. Naturally slow down themselves but do not stop laying.

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

Colony form: Polygyne (can have multiple queens per colony) Average a few hundred workers per single Queen colony.

Founding Queen: Semi-Claustral (with feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Y-tong, Natural setup. 

Sizes: Queen- 10mm/ Worker- avg 5-7mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Can spray formic acid when provoked as a defence mechanism and can bite also.


Description: Polyrhachis vermiculosa are known as the Golden-Tailed spiny Ant due to their golden gaster. They're a beautiful species and are rather timid and shy. They show the most activity during the night. More of an arboreal species but will do well in most setups. A rather hairy species of ant. Very easy to keep and contain due to their manageable mature colony size, hardy species.

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Polyrhachis vermiculosa (Golden-Tailed Spiny Ant)

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