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Orange Striped Carpenter Ants (Camponotus sansabeanus)

Orange Striped Carpenter Ants (Camponotus sansabeanus)

Camponotus sansabeanus is a large, mostly dark species of ground-nesting Carpenter Ant from the southwest. It is known for it's beautiful contrasting coloration and large, ferocious major workers!


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY CAMPONOTUS SANSABEANUS: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

  • Species Info

    General: Camponotus sansabeanus is large, bicolored black and orange, has major workers, and grows at a moderate/quick pace. 


    Diet: These ants have a rather standard diet, with sugarwater or honeywater being their source of carbohydrates. They also need a protein source for the brood, which can be any pre-killed insect, such as mealworms, crickets, roaches, or fruit flies. 


    Temperature: These colonies benefit from a heating gradient, and at the hottest point it should be around 81-84. Ensure there is an area that is cooler. 


    Diapause: This species could need a short diapause period. If they seem to slow down, cool them down to slightly cooler than room temperature for 1-2 months, and feed them less during that time too. It is possible that colonies will need shorter diapauses, or in some cases, little to no diapause at all.


    Growth: Brood development takes around 7-9 weeks. Usually it will take about 8 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: 5-9mm

    Major size: 7-15mm

  • 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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