Carpenter Ants (Camponotus sp.)

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Carpenter Ants are perfect for ant-keepers who want large ants. You'll be able to clearly see the developmental stages of ants, from egg to larva to pupa to adult ant. Mature carpenter ant colonies also have soldiers, also called major workers!

Difficulty Rating: Easy (1/5)

Scientific Name: Camponotus sp.

Common Name: Carpenter Ant

Size: Queens 14-18 mm, Workers 7-14 mm. Camponotus sp. colonies begin producing soldiers (major workers) several months after the queen's first workers

Bite/Sting: This ant will not bite or sting ant keepers. Soldiers/major workers may be able to pinch soft skin.

Diet: These can thrive on the Pet Ants Manila powdered food alone - but will also accept almost all alternate sources of protein and sugar

Temperature: 18-28°C