Project Black Ant was self project created and finished by Egghead to get revenge on Hank Pym for firing him.

On August 2, 2006, Elihas Starr was fired from Pym Tech by Hank Pym for creating a chemical explosion that killed 4 employees. Starr sworn revenge on Pym and started Project Black Ant. Starr takes on the name Egghead and steals DNA of the late Eric O'Grady, one of the employees that was killed by Starr. Over the next few days, Egghead created Black Ant, a life-model decoy of Grady.