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Camponotus turkestanus

Camponotus turkestanus

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Camponotus turkestanus

Camponotus turkestanus is a large Asian species of Ant which does not require hibernation due to their warm habitat. Not often seen on sale so are relatively rare.  This large, beautiful Camponotus can be fast moving and that is quick to pose a defensive stance if disturbed.  This is a Reddish-Brown coloured species of Camponotus which are almost as large as their Queen.  The smaller workers are called Minor workers

The nest should have both a dry and moist area.  This species of ant can be kept at room temperature, however an additional heat spot would be appreciated.

In nature the Camponotus turkestanus has only one Queen per colony.  A well established Queen and colony can number into the 1000's.

Latin Name: Camponotus turkestanus

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Rearing Difficulty: (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): 1, Easy

Temperature: Arena, 21-35°C


                        Nest,  24-28°C

Hibernation: No.

Humidity: Arena, 30-50%


                  Nest,  50-70%

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

Length/Description: Queen, 14-16mm Long, Red to Dark Brown.

Length/Description: Workers, 6-12mm Long, Red to Dark Brown.

Queen Starting Out: Claustral (without feeding)

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Distribution: Asia, China, Turkey,


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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