Camponotus herculeanus


Raising Sheet for Camponotus herculeanus

Camponotus herculeanus is one of the largest Camponotus species in Europe, typically found in deadwood. Their development is rather slow in the first year, but colonies grow quite rapidly after the first diapause.


General Information:
Raising Difficulty: medium
Geographic Range: Northern Europe
Origin: Poland
– Queen Size: 17mm
– Worker Size: 7-15mm
– Polygynous: no
– Mature Colony Size: approximately 3,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 20-60%
Temperature: 20-26°C (ideal at 24°C)
Diapause: Yes, a diapause between 6 and 10°C is required during the winter period
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will work for them.
Food: sugary liquids, insects


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


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Number of queens

1 injured queen (leg), 1 queen, 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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