Camponotus japonicus are a easy beginner species. They are a japanese carpenter ant from East Asia.
They are a complete Black ant.
Description of Queen: 14-17mm
Description of Workers: 6-14mm Black
They also are Polymorphic (Minor, Media and Major workers)
Food requirements: Protein (dead insects) and sugars.
Humidity: 50- 70%
Temperature: 24-28 degrees C
Hibernation Required: No but as with most camponotus will slow down naturally
Life span of Queen: 15-20 years
Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe*
Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
These ants are not native to the UK and is therefore illegal to release them into the wild. Please contact AntKit if you no longer wish to keep them and we will arrange for them to be collected from you at no cost.
*Due to shipping regulations and regional laws, we are unable to ship live specimens outside of Europe. Orders from outside the UK or EU will be supplied an empty test tube instead.