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
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
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