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Camponotus cf. nigriceps

Added on: 11/02/06
Article number: casp0002

Category: Ants>Australia

Camponotus nigriceps which is also known as "sugar ant" is a easy to keep Camponotus species from Australia.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Color: black with red or yellow leggs and brown abdomen
  • Size: Queen (with yellow leggs) about 19 - 22 mm, Queen (with red leggs) about 18 - 19 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: subtropics (moist)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: This species nests in loamy ground
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy

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With 5-10 workers

Meranoplus sp.

Added on: 04/03/09
Article number: mesp0003

Category: Ants>Australia
  • Taxonomy: Subfymily Myrmicinae, Tribe Meranoplini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Appearance of the workers: black with yellow abdomen
  • Nest building: Soil nests (caldera), sunny
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Warm: 25 - 30 °C
  • Climate: tropical
  • Soil condition: sand, loam
  • Specifics: The ants moves very slowly, because they are trusting in their chemical defence. Meranoplus is a strange looking ant because of their furry hair.
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With 150 - 200 workers