You are purchasing a queen, Camponotus semitestaceus These ants come in test tube setups and do not need a nest until workers arrive.
Permitted States: Camponotus semitestaceus: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
About Camponotus semitestaceus:
American Species- Carpenter Ant
Temperature: Nest 75-83°f Outworld 75- 85°f
Humidity: Nest 55- 65% Outworld 50- 75%
Hibernation: Yes November-End of February
Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates -byFormica ant nectar. Protein- like fresh-killed insects or other.
Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 2,000 workers per colony.
Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)
Nest type: TarheelAnts Formicaria
Sizes: Approx: Queen- 15mmmm/ Worker/Major- 6- 13mm
Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Spray Formic Acid
Description: Camponotus semitestaceus: is a widely distributed species from all across the western United States . They can be slow-growing in the founding stages but soon pick up the pace as they mature. Excellent beginner species and known for their vibrant colors!