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Camponotos cf. piceus

  • Camponotos cf. piceus

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Name: Camponotos cf. piceus
Propagation: Southern Europe
Queen: 8-10mm
Workers: 4-8mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 50-70%
Temperature: 20-30°C
Hibernation: Yes, from late November to late February at 5-8°C
Nest-building: Soil nests, often under stones
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (must be adjusted to colony size)
Particularities: A small and deft species which only nests in soil. In the wild, these ants are often seen running up and down blades of grass. They are unaggressive towards other ants. These ants are not keen on live food and prefer dead insects, eaten on the ground. Our colonies do not originate from Germany!