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Camponotus Fedtschenkoi care

Oh, the fascination with Camponotus Fedtschenkoi is almost overwhelming! These ants are a remarkable testament to the captivating diversity of nature. Just think about it - an ant species that stands out among thousands, Camponotus Fedtschenkoi! This tiny creature is a powerful example of Mother Nature's ingenuity. Its unique characteristics and behaviours are truly captivating. If you've ever had the chance to observe these ants, you'll know just how amazing they are! Each day, these mighty little creatures work tirelessly, demonstrating an incredible level of cooperation and organization. Isn't it exciting to learn about such marvellous creatures as Camponotus Fedtschenkoi ants?

The Camponotus Turkestanus queen ants are fully claustral (do not require food until first workers hatch) and can grow up to a staggering length of 12 millimetres! That's colossal when you consider the world of ants! The queen can live up to 20 years in nature and around 10 years in captivity.

But it's not just their size that's impressive. It's their coloured bodies that set them apart. The sight of a colony of shimmering Camponotus Turkestanus ants marching in unison is something that truly excites the senses. They are also known as first cousins to the Camponotus Turkestanus.

The workers are very polymorphic, with sizes from 6 to 12mm. They are yellow, similar to the queen.

Camponotus Fedtschenkoi ant colonies thrive on honey and various insects like mealworms, locusts and crickets. You can also treat them with Protein Jelly, a nutritious substitute for live food.

Maintaining humidity levels of 30-50% in the outworld and 60-70% in the nest area ensures optimal conditions for these ants. Temperature-wise, keep the outworld between 21°C to 30°C and the nest area between 24°C to 28°C.

Camponotus Fedtschenkoi ants don't need to hibernate! Making them an excellent choice for beginners looking for low-maintenance pets. If you have the necessary skills and equipment, you can put them in a short diapause for 4-8 weeks, December till January.


All exotic (Asian) Carpenter queens lay eggs in batches, from 3 to 12 eggs. Development time is between 4 and 6 weeks, depending on the ant nest's temperature. The warmer the faster.


An article you must read before you step into ant keeping:  Benefits of Antkeeping: A Unique Pet Choice in the UK


Guarantee: The queen is guaranteed to be alive on arrival.


Please note that due to shipping stress queen may eat her eggs, like all the Carpenter queens.

Keep treating her well and she will lay another batch of eggs soon (could take up to 2 months).


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. Contact us and we'll take care of everything.

Camponotus Fedtschenkoi

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