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Mainly found in Europe, they have also been recorded to live in parts of Africa, favouring the warmer climates. This species of carpenter ant can be fast and aggressive, building large impressive colonies, in shaded areas in warm climates. 

 A strong appetite for Protein, in larger numbers they will take many different preys.

Humidity requirements: 40 – 60% 

Temperature requirements: 23 – 26 °C

Hibernation: None

Nutrition:  Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as Waxworms, Mealworms or Dubia Roaches.

Queen size: 12–14 mm • Worker size: 5–10 mm 

Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony)

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