For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.
|A bloated ant, covered in thick chitinous armour and possessing a strong poison. It is the sovereign of the colony and, when not disturbed, is constantly laying eggs. Once capable of flight, it has long since shed its wings; only rudimentary stubs remain.|
Queen ants are the massive insect leaders of ant nest vaults. Although they pack a dangerous poisonous sting, they prefer to let their hordes of worker ants and soldier ants handle you. They only appear in their ant nest vaults, which can generate throughout the middle-Dungeon as well as in some branches. If you see one under other circumstances, it's likely a shapeshifter.
Tips & Tricks
- Like most insects, queen ants are vulnerable to poison. Poisonous Cloud will eradicate the entire nest, while Mephitic Cloud will turn her own minions against her. Of course, if you can handle the soldiers around her, taking out the queen should pose no difficulty.
Prior to 0.17, queen ants moved slowly.