Camponotus ocreatus - AntsEmporium

Camponotus ocreatus

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Permitted States: Camponotus ocreatus: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

About Camponotus ocreatus:

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- 17mmmm/ Worker/Major- 6- 13mm


Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Spray Formic Acid


Description:  Camponotus ocreatus: is a widely distributed species from all across the western United States.  They are known for their vibrant colors and rarety. 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 ease of care.