Camponotus sericeus


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Rearing Sheet for Camponotus sericeus


Camponotus sericeus is a magnificent species, widely distributed yet very rare in captivity. They have a golden gaster (it’s truly the color, not a reflection like parius) and are easy to rear!


General Information:
Rearing Level: Easy
Geographical Distribution: Africa, India
Origin: Nigeria
– Queen Size: 13mm
– Worker Size: 5-11mm
– Polygynous: No
– Mature Colony Size: Approximately 5000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 40-80%
Temperature: 20-28°C (ideal at 27°C)
Diapause: No
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid zone and suitable for the colony size will be suitable for them.
Food: Sugary liquids and insects


The colonies and queens of Camponotus sericeus that we sell are all guaranteed 100% alive on arrival, with a beautiful brood and a clean test tube.


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Number of queens

1 queen, 1 queen extra red, 1 injured queen (leg), 2 queens, 3 queens, 4 queens, 5 queens, 6 queens, 7 queens, 8 queens, 9 queens, 10 queens, 20 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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