Camponotus festinatus

Camponotus festinatus

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Permitted States: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

About Camponotus festinatus

American Species- Carpenter Ant


Temperature: Nest 75-83°f Outworld 75- 85°f


Humidity: Nest 65- 85% Outworld 50- 75%


Hibernation: No, just take off heat from December to the end of January.


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- 12mm/ Worker/Major- 6- 10mm 

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Spray Formic Acid

 

Description:  Camponotus festinatus is a widely distributed species from across the southwest United States.  They are fast-growing in the founding stages. Excellent beginner species and known for their vibrant yellow colors!