This box has been made from a piece of mallee root. Mallee is a hard, dense wood and grows in hot arid areas of Australia. The Bull Joe Ant is found in the bush and is known to all Australians for its sharp bite.
This box is made from the Australian River Red Gum – a large eucalypt noted for its red timber and often used for fence posts in the Outback. The Bull Joe Ant is often seen on the posts at the hottest part of the day.