Introducing our Monomorium rubriceps colony
HILDA our brand new Monomorium rubriceps queens was caught from a downed tree on our property in Victoria, Australia.
These medium sized ants are very interesting. They don't seem to be interested in sugars very much. They prefer protein. They especially love wet cat food and cooked chicken.
More than inclined to sting if provoked but a very docile temperament.
We currently have them housed in a custom made tree stump formicarium as shown below. One interesting observation is that they will never leave the stump when foraging. We have even teased them out with some food but they still choose to stay on the stump.
An internally lit formicarium from Mark Newton.
An amazing sand/soil founding formicarium from the owner of Formiculture.com.
Spider Ants have proven to be incredible hard to obtain. Recently we had the unique opportunity to acquire a colony and shoot this short video inside the nest.
Along with our photography of ants in the wild, in the studio and in high magnification, we've been experimenting with a new method that puts ants into 360 degrees.
Ants Australia seem to have bigger aspirations than just a successful YouTube channel and are now producing and selling formicariums and other ant keeping essentials.
In their latest Ant Desk video they show us how useful fruit flies can be as a primary source of protein for your ants.
Good news Australia! We're now stocking Tar Heel Ants Formicariums in our store.
Every year ant keepers across the world go out and collect queens for their personal colonies and also sell or trade with other ant keepers in the hobby. This year in Europe, people will have an extra reason to collect.
Ants Australia's new series of videos, beginning with "How to build an ant nest".
I imagined a torrent of red Myrmecia flowing from the entrance of this nest like lava from an active volcano and decided “Vesuvius” was an appropriate name for my latest creation.