Camponotus Aethiops Queen Ant with eggs


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Latin Name:   Camponotus Aethiops
Trivial name:   -
Taxonomy:   Subfamily: Formicinae Tribe: Camponotini
Keeping Level:   (1) for beginners with a colony size of at least 10 workers
Distribution:   South Europe up to Caucasia
Habitat:   high Xerothermic in dry grassland and on Limestone
Colony form:   monogyne
Queen:   Size: 12 - 13mm Colour: shiny black

Size: 5 - 10mm Colour: shiny black extremely polymorph

(Minor, Media and Major workers)

Soldier:   not present
Males:   Size: 6mm Colour: black, slim
Nutrition   Honey and insects e.g. Dipterans like Flies or Mosquitos
Air humidity:   Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 60%
Temperature:   Arena: 18 - 28°C Nestpart: 21 - 24°C
Hibernation:   December to February at 12-15°C (has an endogenic biorhythm)
Nest form:   Build their nest in soil sometimes under large Stones

Kind of


  PLA with Sand, PLA with Plaster
Formicaria size:   Size: M - L
Substrate:   Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand, Sand-Loam
Planting:   similar to Forest- and Mountain areas with moss, grass and other plants
Decoration:   Branches, Roots, Treeneedels,

Camponotus Aethiops is a very xerothermic ant from southern Europe.

It's on the "red list" in many places.

Development:   mating flight: on warm days from June to September in the afternoon,
founding:  claustral (without feeding)
colony size: a few 100 Individuals

one fertilized queen with eggs





Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe.


These ants are not native to the UK and are therefore illegal to release them into the wild. Please contact us if you no longer wish to keep them and we will email you a prepaid postage label so you can send them back to us.


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