Camponotus fedtschenkoi


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Camponotus fedtschenkoi Care Sheet

Camponotus fedtschenkoi is a desert-dwelling species that is relatively easy to care for. Its stunning coloration will never cease to captivate you! While it can be skittish when the colony is small, once you surpass the 100-worker threshold, you’ll be able to witness increasing aggressiveness.

General Information:

– Level of Care: Easy
– Geographic Distribution: From northern China to the Middle East
– Origin: Xinjiang region of China
– Queen Size: 14mm
– Worker Size: 6 to 12mm
– Polygyny: No
– Mature Colony Size: Approximately 2000 workers

Maintenance Information:

– Humidity: 20-50%
– Temperature: 20-28°C (ideal at 26°C)
– Diapause: Yes, a diapause between 8 and 12°C is required during the winter
– Nest: Any nest equipped with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will work. Note that this species can also live in a dry nest with a water source in the foraging area.


– Diet: Sugary liquids and insects
The colonies and queens of Camponotus fedtschenkoi that we sell are all guaranteed to arrive alive, with a healthy brood and clean test tube.

See what the colony you’re purchasing looks like on our YouTube channel.

Colony size

Queen + 1-3 workers


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