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Florida Carpenter Ants (C. floridanus)

Florida Carpenter Ants (C. floridanus)

Camponotus floridanus is a beautiful, fast growing, large, bicolored Camponotus species from the southeastern US.


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY CAMPONOTUS FLORIDANUS: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

  • Species Info

    General: Camponotus floridanus is a large, red and black species. These ants are very aggressive, grow quickly, don't diapause, and have majors.


    Diet: These ants love sugars. They also need protein to grow in numbers, so provide proteins such as crickets, fruit flies and mealworms. Fruit flies seem to be a favorite. They can be fed at least once or twice a week.


    Temperature: These colonies benefit from a heating gradient, and at the hottest point it should be around 82-85.


    Diapause: Camponotus floridanus does not need to diapause. This means they can continue growing year round, as long as they are provided heat and food.


    Growth: Brood development takes around 6-8 weeks. Usually it will take 6-7 weeks, if heated and fed properly. Colonies can grow quickly, sometimes reaching dozens of workers or over a hundred within the first few months or year.


    Queen size: 15-17mm

    Worker size: 4-8mm

    Major size: 6-13mm

  • Live Arrival Guaranteed

    If ants arrive in bad condition, contact us for help. Live arrival is guaranteed.


    Shipping happens from Monday-Wednesday. During the winter, shipping may cost more due to the need of a heat pack. 

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