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Camponotus truncatus

  • Camponotus truncatus
  • Camponotus truncatus

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Name: Camponotus truncatus
Propagation: Europe
Queen: 6-7mm
Workers: 3-6mm
Food: Insects and honey water
Air moisture: 50-70%
Temperature: 18-28°C
Hibernation: Yes, from late October to late March at 5-8 ºC
Nest-building: Decayed wood, small branches or under bark
Formicariums: Tank, farm tank
Formicarium size: min. 30x20cm (adjust to colony size)
Particularities: This Camponotus species is also known as ‘plug-head’ ant. The soldiers have a cylindrical head which they use to close off nest entrance points. The queens of this species typically have a similarly-shaped head. This ant species only dwells in trees and is a difficult one to keep.