Iridomyrmex purpureus

100,00 110,00 

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Brearing Sheet for Iridomyrmex purpureus


Iridomyrmex purpureus is a very large Iridomyrmex (possibly the largest in the genus) named for its purple iridescence. Its development is extremely rapid; the colonies quickly become very large and highly aggressive. They are not difficult to rear, but managing colony expansion is essential.


General Information:
Rearing Difficulty: Easy
Geographical Distribution: Australia
Origin: Australia
-Queen Size: 14-15mm
-Worker Size: 6-7mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: 15,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 20-50%
Temperature: 20-29°C (ideal at 27°C)
Diapause: No, a temperature decrease to around 20°C during the summer (reversed seasons in Australia) is sufficient
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will be suitable for them.
Food: Sugary liquids and insects


The Iridomyrmex purpureus colonies and queens we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with healthy brood and a clean test tube.


See what the colony you’re purchasing looks like on our YouTube channel.

Number of queens

1 queen, 1 injured queen (leg), 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens

Number of workers

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