Camponotus turkestanus åÊ(Yellow) is an Asian ant species which features beautiful bright Yellow colouration on the Queen and workers. åÊWith most Camponotus species, they are an easy to keep variety, but require a heat source to mimic their natural environment. The Camponotus turkestanus (Yellow) are distributed overåÊKazakhstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and åÊNorth west China.åÊNot often seen on sale so are relatively rare. Each colony is varied in colour so sometimes workers may have slight black colouration on their bodies but workers from another colony may be completely yellow. åÊA well established Queen and colony can number up to 100 worker ants.
Description of Queen:åÊ12-15mm Long, Yellow head and thorax with golden yellow legs and gaster
Description of Workers:åÊ6-15mm Long,åÊmostly golden yellow bodies, , high colour variation in each colony
Rearing Difficulty (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): åÊ2åÊ(Requires control of temperature)
Temperature:åÊ24-28å¡C in the arena and nest with an overnight arena temperature ofåÊ~åÊ22-26å¡C
Feeding:åÊSugar-water, , honey water, Insect protein
Feeding Note:åÊAccepts nearly all forms of protein such as insects and is a very easy species to keep.
Hibernation:åÊYes, from November to March
Nest Suitability:åÊGlass / Soil / Ytong / Acrylic
Minimum Tube / Connector Diameter:åÊ9mm