Camponotus ligniperdus


Rearing Sheet for Camponotus ligniperdus

Camponotus ligniperdus is the largest ant species in Europe. While their development is relatively slow, it’s compensated by their stunning red coloration! They usually inhabit dead wood, so they can thrive in dry or almost dry nests.


General Information:
Rearing Difficulty: Moderate
Geographical Distribution: Northern Europe
Origin: Poland
-Queen Size: 18mm
-Worker Size: 7-16mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: about 2,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 10-50%
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 be suitable for them.
Food: Sugary liquids, insects


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


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

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


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