Camponotus ligniperdus is the biggest species in Hungary. Very spectacular tough and strong ant species. They became more active in warm temperatures. They mostly make their nests between rocks. Polymorph species, they have minor media and major workers. Aggressive ants, they bite strong, but don’t dangerous to humans.
Colonyform: monogyne, polymorph
Queen: 14-16 mm / black, abdomen reddish
Worker: 6 – 15 mm / black, thorax red
Nutrition: honey and insects
Arena humidity: 30 – 50%
Nest humidity: 50 – 60%
Arena temperature: 18 – 28°C
Nest temperature: 21 – 24°C
Hibernation: yes, 4-5 months at 5 – 8°C
Founding: claustral (without feeding)
Colonysize: up to 10.000 workers
Queen can live up to 15 years!
For beginners: ★★★★✩
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