Camponotus barbaricus 1 to 5 workers
Distribution: Southern Europe
Difficulty: 1.5 / 5
Queen size: 14-17 mm
Size workers: 8-16 mm
Soldiers size: Major
Hibernation: October-February at 15 degrees
Growth rate: 1.5 / 5
Temperature: 22-26 degrees
Optimal temperature: 24-25 degrees
Recommended nest type: ytong, acrylic
Diet: insects, sugar water, honey, etc.
Camponotus barbaricus is a species in the Formicinae subfamily. They grow slowly at first but your patience will certainly be rewarded. They are very large ants with a black / red glow that love sweeteners. They will grow slowly at first but once the colony has reached 30+ workers they will grow much faster!