Myrmecia chrysogaster


Diese Art besiedelt trockene bis halbfeuchte Hartlaubwälder, offenes Waldland und Buschland.

This species can be found in dry to semi-dry sclerophyll forests, open woodlands and bushland.



Subfamily: Myrmeciinae

Tribe: Myrmeciini

Genus: Myrmecia

Fabricius, 1804

Species: Myrmecia chrysogaster (Clark, 1943)

General information

Description: Black, legs and mandibles red, gaster golden

Worker length: 11 - 14 mm

Queen length: 16 - 17 mm

Colony: Monogyne

Colony founding: Semiclaustral

Nest: In soil, sometimes under stones

Nest size: Very small

Lifespan (colony):  Unknown

Hibernation: No

Activity pattern: Diurnal

Care requirements

Climate: Subtropical, tropical

Temperature: Summer 20 – 26 °C, winter 15 – 20 °C

Humidity: 50 - 60 %

Arena: Mostly dry, mist spray now and then

Nest: Maintain a damp and a dry end 

Food: Sugar solutions, small insects

Enclosure: Small glass tank or terrarium

Substrate: Sand or loamy sand mixed with peat

Enclosure fit-out: Leaf litter, branches or roots, rocks, bark, vegetation optional, water- and sugar solution bowls




Lebensraum /Natural habitat

Lebensweise/Habits and biology

Myrmecia chrysogaster sind tagaktiv. Sie suchen am Boden und sehr häufig in Vegetation nach Nahrung.

Es sind eher scheue Ameisen die sich bei Störungen unter Blättern und Rinde verstecken.

Myrmecia chrysogaster are active during the day. Searching actively for food on the ground and very often on vegetation.

They are uncommonly shy for bull ants and will seek cover under leafs and bark if disturbed.

Myrmecia chrysogaster in ihrem Nest. Die Königin schaut auch vorbei, da die Arbeiterinnen um die Eier versammelt sind. Man kann erkennen wie die Arbeiterinnen vor der Königin zurückweichen.