Camponotus vagus – Carpenter ant

32€ – Queen with 15-25 workers

Very spectacular ant species, but not easy to keep. They are sensitive for temperature and nutrition. They mostly make their nests in died woods. Polymorph species, they have minor media and major workers. Aggressive ants, they bite strong.
Colonyform:                    Monogyne, polymorph 
Queen:                               14 – 16mm / black with silver hairs
Worker:                             6 – 13mm / black, silver hairs
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:                      1-2000 workers
For beginners:        ★★★★✩

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