Camponotus castaneus


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Camponotus castaneus Breeding Sheet

Camponotus castaneus is a stunning American Camponotus species, fairly straightforward to raise, forming colonies of relatively small size.


General Information:
Difficulty level: easy
Geographical distribution: United States, Caribbean
Origin: USA
-Queen Size: 17mm
-Worker Size: 7-15mm
-Polygynous: no
-Mature colony size: around 1,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 50-70%
Temperature: 20-28°C (ideal at 26°C)
Diapause: Yes, for 3 months at around 12°C
Ant Farms: Any ant farm equipped with a moist area suitable for the colony’s size will suffice.
Food: sugary liquids, insects, seeds (occasionally).


The Camponotus castaneus colonies and queens we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with healthy brood and a clean test tube setup.


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Number of queens

1 queen, 1 injured queen (leg), 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens

Number of workers

0 workers, 1-3 workers, 3-6 workers, 4-8 workers, 5-10 workers, 6-12 workers, 10-20 workers, 15-30 workers, 25-50 workers, 30-60 workers, 40-80 workers, 50-100 workers, 100-150 workers, 100-200 workers, 150-200 workers, 250-500 workers


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