CAMPONOTUS JAPONICUS Queen Ant with workers (see available options)


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Latin Name: Camponotus Japonicus

Trivial name: Japanese carpenter ant

Taxonomy: Subfamily:

Formicinae Tribe: Camponotini

Keeping Level: (2) higher requirements towards climate and escape prevention

Distribution: Japan, China, Mongolia, Korea, Russia

Habitat: open habitats

Colony form: monogyne

Queen: Size: 14 - 17mm Colour: black

Worker: Size: 6 - 14mm Colour: black, polymorph

Soldier: not present

Nutrition: Honey, insects e.g. Dipterans like flies, mosquitos

Air humidity: Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Arena: 21 - 35°C Nestpart: 24 - 28°C

Hibernation: No, but as the most Camponotus the queen shows an endogenic diapause

Nest form: Build their nest in soil

Kind of Formicaria: Ytong/Plasternest

Formicaria size: Size: M - L

Planting: similar to meadows with moss and grass

Decoration: Branches, roots, leave litter, stones

Description: Camponotus Japonicus is a complete black ant from East Asia similar to the European Camponotus Fallax.

Development: mating flight: between May and June founding: claustral (without feeding)

Colony size: up to a few 100 Individuals

Quantity: one fertilized queen with workers (see selection); brood (depending on the season and development)




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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CAMPONOTUS JAPONICUS Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant

£18.99 Regular Price
£17.09Sale Price
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