About Camponotus cruentatus


European Species- Carpenter Ants

Temperature: Nest 21- 25°C Outworld 20- 28°C

Humidity: Nest 50- 70% Outworld 30- 60%

Hibernation: Yes, from the end of November to early March at 15°C.

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- 16- 17mm/ Worker- 7- 10mm/ Major 14- 16mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No


Description: Camponotus cruentatus belong to the group of the largest species in Europe. In the early days of the colony, they can be very inactive but once established, they will be very active and a joy to watch. They're an aggressive species with powerful mandibles but mainly attack upon nest disturbance.

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Camponotus cruentatus

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