Camponotus cf. nicobarensis
Camponotus cf. nicobarensis are an Asian ant species which do not require hibernation due to their hot habitat. They are a lovely ant species with similar colours to Camponotus habereri. Contrary to typical Camponotus species, Camponotus cf. nicobarensis have a relatively fast rate of brood development. They benefit from having a low power heating source to speed up brood development. Camponotus cf. nicobarensis are a good species for beginner ant-keepers who are wishing to try exotics as part of their next ant species.
Description of Queen: 15-16mm Long, Black-Brown with Red-Brown colouration around the body depending on origin of the Queen.
Description of Workers: 6-12mm Long, Black-Brown with Red-Brown colouration around the body
Rearing Difficulty (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): 2 (Requires control of temperature)
Temperature: 24-28°C in the arena and nest with an overnight arena temperature of ~ 22-25°C
Feeding: Insects, honey water
Feeding Note: Consume almost any form of protein.
Nest Suitability: Ytong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster
Minimum Tube / Connector Diameter: 9mm