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Camponotus snellingi

Camponotus snellingi

Camponotus snellingi is a medium-sized, bicolored & patterned Carpenter Ant species from the southeastern United States. Though Carpenter Ants, these ants cannot damage your home unless it is falling apart!


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY CAMPONOTUS SNELLINGI: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

  • Species Info

    General: Camponotus snellingi is a medium-sized, bicolored & patterned Carpenter Ant species from the southeastern United States.


    Diet: These ants need sugars such as sugarwater or honeywater and a protein source, which can be anything from mealworms to roaches to crickets to fruit flies. Fruit flies seem to be a favorite. They should be fed at least twice a week. The queens do not need food during founding, as they are fully-claustral.


    Temperature: These colonies benefit from a heating gradient, and at the hottest point it should be around 81-82. Ensure there is an area that is cooler.


    Diapause: This species might need a short diapause period. If they seem to slow down, cool them down to cooler than room temperature for 1-2 months, and feed them less during that time too. 


    Growth: Brood development takes around 6-8 weeks. Colonies can grow somewhat quickly, reaching the dozens within the first year. Not much is known beyond a few dozen workers, though, as this species is rarely kept!


    Queen size: 8-9mm

    Worker size: 3.5-5mm

    Major size: 5-6.5mm

  • 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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