About Camponotus vagus
European Species- Carpenter Ants
Temperature: Nest 21- 25°C Outworld 20- 28°C
Humidity: Nest 50- 60% Outworld 30- 60%
Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to early 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 7,000 workers per colony.
Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)
Nest type: Acrylic, Natural setup.
Sizes: Queen- 14- 16mm/ Worker- 6- 10mm/ Major 11- 13mm
Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Due to their big size, the majors are likely to bite if provoked.
Description: Camponotus vagus is a jet-black carpenter ant found throughout 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. Very polymorphic meaning the workers vary in size.
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