About Camponotus Herculeanus


European Species- Carpenter Ant

Temperature: Nest 20- 25°C Outworld 18- 28°C

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

Hibernation: Yes from the end of October to the end of march at 5-10°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 5,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.

Sizes: Queen- 14-15mm/ Worker- 6- 13mm, Extremely Polymorphic (workers vary in size). Can develop majors later on in an established colony.

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Due to their size, the majors will be able to nip.


Description: Camponotus Herculeanus known as the carpenter ant are beautiful big girls. They only attack if their nest is being disturbed to protect the queen and the colony. The workers are extremely Polymorphic meaning workers differ in size. They are a slow species to get going but once established, can reach impressive numbers. They also show activity both day and night. They're a rather inactive species while young to preserve energy.


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