About Camponotus maculatus
African Species- Carpenter Ant
Temperature: Nest 24- 28°C Outworld 21- 30°C
Humidity: Nest 40- 65% Outworld 30- 70%
Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.
Colony form: Monogyne. Average 10,000 workers per colony.
Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)
Nest type: Acrylic, 3D Printed, Natural setup.
Sizes: Queen 15- 18mm/ Workers 8-12mm / Majors 12- 15mm
Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Majors may nip.
Description: Camponotus maculatus are one of the largest ants in Africa. They're known as carpenter ants due to be found nesting in wood and carving it to their liking. They show lots of activity both in the nest and out but show the most activity in the evening/ night. These ants show high aggression towards nest disturbances. The queens have a dark head/ thorax with a light beige under colour and light beige patches going down the side of their gaster. They're stunning!
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