About Camponotus auriventris


Asian Species- Carpenter Ants

Temperature: Nest 24- 28°C Outworld 20- 30°C

Humidity: Nest 50- 70% Outworld 40- 70%

Hibernation: None

Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.

Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 5,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Natural setup.

Sizes: Queen- 13- 15mm/ Worker- 5- 10mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No


Description: Camponotus auriventris is an exotic species of carpenter ant from Asia. Unlike many other Camponotus species, this species is most active in the day time and will forage rarely and in decreased numbers at nightfall. This species can nest in soft old rotten wood or in soil. Their nest entrance mainly has one entrance and exit and is guarded heavily by the major castes. This species of Camponotus produce major ants relatively young. They're an aggressive species of ant and will even try to pinch your fingers! The minor caste of workers will fail to do so but the majors may be able to produce a little pinch. The shiny glimmer on the gaster is very eye-catching.

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