The Camponotus nylanderi is a species of very beautiful and interesting carpenter ant that originates from Europe, mainly Italy and Croatia but also in Morocco. They are known for their large size and distinctive red-brown colouration. These ants are highly adaptable and can thrive in various environments, making them a great addition to any ant colony collection. They are also known for their ability to bite and spray formic acid when threatened, so handling should be done cautiously. The Camponotus nylanderi is a fascinating and impressive ant species to observe and care for.The perfect ant species for beginners with higher requirements towards climate!Colony: Monogyne
Queen ant:Size: 11 - 12mm. The head is blackish brown, the thorax is blackish brown and the legs are yellowish brown.
Worker ants:Size: 5 - 6.5mm. The colour is the same as the queen. There are different sizes of workers (minor, media, and major).
Soldier: No.Nutrition: They consume honey and insects such as flies or locusts. They love Protein Jelly.Humidity requirements: Outworld 30 - 50%; Nest: 50 - 60%Temperature requirements: Outworld: 21 - 30°C; Nest: 22 - 28°CHibernation: Yes, they hibernate from November to February at 15 - 18°C.
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These ants are not native to the UK so if you do not want to keep and care for them anymore please do not release them into the wild.
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