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Camponotus japonicus

Camponotus japonicus

One of Asia's largest and most popular Ants species to keep, they are very common. A Jet Black in colour, these Ants have been found as far away as Russia. 

 They like to nest around wood in damp areas, often found in large numbers near the surface of the nest, they are ready to attack if needed with a strong aggressive nature in large colonies

Humidity requirements: 50 – 70% 

Temperature requirements: 24 – 28 °C

Hibernation: None

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

Queen size: 14–17 mm • Worker size: 6–14 mm 

Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony)




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Live arrival guarantee we ensure the live arrival of the queen only upon delivery contact us within 24-48 hours of receiving the Queen dead on arrival with a picture of the dead queen and the original workers. DO NOT TRANSFER THE DEAD QUEEN OR WORKERS TO A NEST AS THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRNTY. For our additional 7-day guarantee for European species the Queen and workers must be kept in the original test tube sealed with the cotton and care details available via Ants on a Rock followed if you want to keep this additional guarantee do not transfer to a nest or your warranty is VOIDED.

(Live Ants will not be sent in mail if unlikely they will be received Next Day or likely to be Damaged, In Cases of Weekends, Bank Holidays, Low or High Temperatures, Ants On A Rock Withhold the Right to Release Mail until a Suitable Day) (Ants on a Rock will send Live Ants on the First suitable day after order is placed.)



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