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Camponotus singularis

Camponotus singularis

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Camponotus singularis

Camponotus singularis is a large and beautiful Asian species of Camponotus which does not require hibernation due to their warm habitat.  This Ant comes from the Carpenter Ant Genus Camponotus and can develop quickly and create a large colony.

This large Camponotus has a lovely Red head and an unusual coloured Brownish-Green abdomen.  Camponotus singularis can produce very large and aggressive Major workers which measure almost as large as their Queen.  These Major workers can reach up to 19mm in length and are a pretty impressive sight.  The smaller workers are called Minor workers.

The nest should have both a dry and moist area.  An additional heat source is recommended.

In nature the Camponotus singularis has only one Queen per colony.  A well established Queen and colony can number up to 4,000 worker Ants.


Latin Name: Camponotus singularis

English Name: 

Rearing Difficulty: (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): 2, A good escape preventative should be applied.

Temperature: Arena, 21-35°C 

                        Nest, 24-28°C

Hibernation: No.

Humidity: Arena, 50-70% 

                  Nest, 50-70%

Diet: Sugar-water, Insect protein, Honey-water, Flies, Crickets, Cockroaches

Length/Description: Queen, 17-20mm long, Black with Red heads, Brownish-Green abdomen.

Length/Description: Workers, 11-19mm long, Black with Red heads, Brownish-Green abdomen.

Nest Suitability: Ytong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster

Minimum Tube/Connector Diameter: 

Colony Size: 2,000-4,000 workers

Life Span of Queen:

Distribution: Asia, 

 

These ants are not native to the UK and is therefore illegal to release them into the wild. Please contact AntsMynala if you no longer wish to keep them and we will arrange for them to be collected from you at no cost.

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