Camponotus japonicus


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Raising Sheet for Camponotus japonicus


Camponotus japonicus is a large species perfectly suited for beginners: they develop rather quickly, have a substantial size that makes them easy to observe, and are quite tolerant of mistakes (although they don’t tolerate the absence of water well).

General Information:
Raising Difficulty: easy
Geographic Range: China
Origin: China (Guangdong region)
– Queen Size: 19mm
– Worker Size: 6 to 14mm
– Polygynous: no
– Mature Colony Size: approximately 3,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 60-85%
Temperature: 20-26°C (ideal at 24°C)
Diapause: No, a temperature decrease to around 18-20°C during the winter period is sufficient.
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will work for them.
Food: sugary liquids and insects


The colonies and queens of Camponotus japonicus 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


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