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We can honestly say we are the only supplier globally of this species.

Paratopula macta are also known as golden tree ants they spend a lot of time in forest and jungle combined with their colours depending on the species they get their nickname, they are an aboreal species meaning they love wood and generally nest in wood and forest spaces.

Generally, this species is found in places such as Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

This species is rare and hard to find which is why as far as we know it’s never been for general sale in any ant store as of now.

What’s interesting about this species is the shape of the ant itself it has a curved abdomen and is different from any other ant species we have seen in person.

We do not know much about this species as not much is written, and stock is very limited due to this species being hard to find.

Keeping difficulty: intermediate (kept at least 1 or 2 Exotic species)

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen size: 12-3mm Red

Worker’s size: 4-8mm Red

Food: honey water and insects

Temp: 24-28°C

Humidity: 30-50%

Founding: Semi-clasutral with feeding

Colony size: 1-400 workers

Hibernation: No (They would benefit from 6-week diapause from October to March)


Live arrival guarantee:

We guarantee the live arrival of your Queen they come well packed in our jiffy bags which have two-sided padding as well as an additional layer of bubble wrap around our test tubes. We are the only company in the United Kingdom to offer our live arrival guarantee of your queen as well as an additional 14-day guarantee if the colony if kept in the original test tube for all our European species. Why do we do this? We are confident with our colony’s health and our packaging process as well as our care guides, we also believe in our customers and making sure they have a good ant keeping experience.


Live arrival guarantee we ensure the live arrival of the queen only upon delivery contact us within 24 hours of receiving the Queen dead on arrival with a picture of the dead queen and the original workers. DO NOT TRANSFER THE DEAD QUEEN OR WORKERS TO A NEST AS THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRNTY. For our additional 14-day guarantee for European species the Queen and workers must be kept in the original test tube sealed with the cotton and care sheet instructions followed if you want to keep this additional guarantee do not transfer to a nest or your warranty is VOIDED (we recommend you keep the 14-day warranty).


We have no control over the environment outside the test tube and have no influence in the conditions the responsibility once placed outside the test tube within the 14-day period the responsibility is with the buyer. 9 times out of 10 colonies die in the nest due to lack of water access, food, temperature, oxygen, or stress due to vibrations or exposure to excess light. If your colony does fail inside a nest contact us, we can advise what went wrong but it is up to you to buy another ant colony, you will succeed but sometimes it does not work the first time. Research is key to success with ant keeping and follow our guides.

Paratopula macta (Golden tree ants)

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