About Camponotus consobrinus


Australian Species- Sugar Ant

Temperature: Nest 21- 26°C Outworld 18- 30°C

Humidity: Nest 30- 50% Outworld 40- 60%

Hibernation: Yes from the end of October- end of March at 15c- 18c. Can do fine without hibernation but the queen will naturally slow down.

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 7,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.

Sizes: Queen- 15mm- 20mm/ Worker/ Majors- 8- 14mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Yes the larger workers can nip. Can spray formic acid but only on prey.


Description: Camponotus consobrinus are known as "Sugar Ants". They're a common species in Australia and are very sugar hungry! They're mainly a nocturnal ant and are often found foraging in small groups at night. They show little aggression towards other ants and become very aggressive upon nest disturbance. Very big and beautiful!

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