Subfamily: Formicinae Tribe: Camponotini
Camponotus maculatus are among the largest ants in Africa. They are very frugal, aggressive and defensive. but only attack when the nest is disturbed. Defend themselves with an acid gland and powerful mandibles.
Specialty: Uses cavities for nesting.
EASY – Suitable for beginners
Size: 15 – 18mm Colour: black, gaster reddish brown, large and strong
Size: 8 – 16mm Colour: head dark brown to black, thorax yellowish, gaster dark brown to black with yellow dots or stripes depending on the variety, highly polymorphic (minor, media and major workers)
honey solution, sugar solution, insects like flies, mosquitoes
Arena: 18-30°C Nest area: 24-28°C
Arena: 30 – 50% Nest area: 50 – 60%
SIZE:M/L ANTCUBE. Acrylic, glass, plaster, cork
several 10,000 individuals
Farm: Gypsum, Cork.
Arena: Sand, Sand-Clay
Size: 8 – 11mm Colour: yellow to reddish yellow, slende