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Camponotus nearcticus ||Live Queen|| [Slim Carpenter Ant]

Camponotus nearcticus ||Live Queen|| [Slim Carpenter Ant]

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Worker in colony

Any species following the genus "Camponotus" are extremely easy to care for. A common misconception about carpenter ants is that they might damage wood inside a home. However, this is only true if the conditions of the wood are wet or rotting. 

 Camponotus nearcticus (Slim Carpenter Ant). They come in black, red, and orange morphs! Smaller than other carpenter ants, you'd think they would grow faster. However, that isn't the case. Colonies would generally reach 500-1000 workers. 

They are just as easy to keep as any other carpenter ant.

Queens size: 7-10 mm

Worker size: 3-5 mm

Major size: 6-8 mm

Multiqueen: False

Nuptial flight timeframe: Mass flights tend to occur between May-June

Hibernation: True, November-March at 1-10°C

Care Guide:

Despite their hardy nature, it is still important to provide proper care for an optimal growing season. 


Camponotus nearcticus will eat anything they get their hands on. From insects (beetle larvae, fruit flies, or roaches) to meat (ham, turkey bacon, or chicken) and carbohydrates like Honey, sugar water, or nectar. 

Temperature and Humidity:

The temperature should range from 19-29C and humidity between 30-60% (room humidity or a bit higher)

Ant nest

Camponotus nearcticus will do great in most of our setups. When choosing the size of the nest, the colony should take up at least 40%+ of the nest capacity to insure the colony doesn't feel vulnerable and stressed.


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