About Camponotus laconicus

 

European Species

 

Temperature: Nest 24- 28°C Outworld 23- 29°C

 

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

 

Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to February at 8- 5°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 1,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

 

Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.

 

Sizes: Queen- 13-15mm/ Worker- 6-10mm /Major - 12mm

 

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No

 

Description: Camponotus laconicus is a large black species of Carpenter ant with a distribution restricted to Greece. In the wild colonies can be seen nesting directly in the soil or under stones. Camponotus laconicus can also be seen constructing solaria for heating brood and practicing tandem running while foraging for food.

Camponotus laconicus

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