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Camponotus vagus - AntKit

Camponotus vagus


Camponotus vagusåÊis a large Black, hairy and aggressive species ofåÊCarpenter ant,åÊthey are distributed over South and Central Europe. åÊCamponotus vagusåÊcan produce major workers which are almost as big as their Queen. åÊThe nest should have both a dry and a moist area. åÊThis species of ant can be kept at room temperature, however an additional heat spot is recommended. åÊTheåÊCamponotus vagusåÊonly has one Queen per colony. åÊA well established Queen and colony can number up to 1,000 worker ants.. åÊThey are active both day and night.

This ant is suitable for beginners.

Description of Queen:åÊ14-16mm Long, Jet Black and hairy.

Description of Workers: 6-13mm Long, åÊJet Black and hairy.


Rearing Difficulty (1=Beginner, 5=Expert): åÊ1




Feeding:åÊInsects, sugar water, honey water


Hibernation Required:åÊYes, from October to March


Feeding Note:åÊConsume almost any form of protein.


Nest Suitability:åÊYtong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster


Minimum Tube / Connector Diameter:åÊ9mm


Life span of Queen:åÊ15 years P


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.

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