Facts Related To Meat Ants | DelmanExpert Pest Control Service
Australian meat ants are a native ant species. They are also known as the ‘gravel’ ant or ‘southern’ meat ant and are commonly encountered in the southwest region of Western Australia. Meat ants are able to kill poisonous cane toads, an introduced pest, as the toxins that usually kill a cane toad’s predators do not affect the meat ants. The cane toad’s normal response to attack is to stand still and let their toxin kill the attacker, which allows the ant to attack and eat the toad. They can’t sting you, but if you get bitten by a meat ant it can be quite irritating. The bite from a green tree ant is quite comparable in terms of pain, as it will bite you to cut into the skin before spraying formic acid into the cut. Fairly tame in comparison to stinging ants.