About Camponotus japonicus
Asian Species- Carpenter Ant
Temperature: Nest 24- 28°C Outworld 21- 35°C
Humidity: Nest 50- 70% Outworld 30- 50%
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 of 500 workers per colony.
Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)
Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.
Sizes: Queen- 14- 17mm/ Worker- 6- 14mm. Polymorphic workers (vary in size)
Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No
Description: Camponotus japonicus are known as a carpenter ant by the way they nest in wood. This species of Camponotus are extremely popular due to their impressive size. They're a completely black Ant and are one of Asia's biggest species. They're a hardy species and are quick to take a defensive stance.
Check out The Colonialist's in-depth care guide on this species: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw1aoNRKB3I
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