Camponotus pseudoirritans is an Asian ant species which features high variability in the colouration of the workers. They are a polymorphic species which means they have minor, media, major worker castes. The workers are a lighter brown than the Queen, with the larger workers‰۪ heads sometimes being a lot darker. As with all Camponotus species, the brood development rate is slightly lower than other species from other genera. For this reason it is recommended to provide extra heat to speed up the brood development and increase activity.
Description of Queen:åÊ14mm Long, dark-brown, light-brown legs
Description of Workers:åÊ7-14mm Long, dark-brown head, medium brown body with yellowish brown striped gasteråÊ
Rearing Difficulty (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): åÊ2 (Requires control of temperature)
Temperature:åÊ24-28å¡C in the arena and nest with an overnight arena temperature ofåÊ~åÊ22-25å¡C
Feeding:åÊInsects, honey water
Feeding Note:åÊConsume almost any form of protein.
Nest Suitability: Ytong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster
Minimum Tube / Connector Diameter: 9mm