Camponotus fedtschenkoi



Camponotus fedtschenkoi is a species of ant that is native to Central Asia. They are known for their beautiful coloration, which can range from yellow to orange to reddish-brown. The queens are significantly larger than the workers, and they can grow up to 13 mm in length.


Camponotus fedtschenkoi is native to Central Asia, where they are found in countries such as China, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

Breeding difficulty

Camponotus fedtschenkoi is a relatively easy species of ant to breed. They are prolific breeders, and a colony can quickly reach several hundred workers in size.

Queen lifespan

The queen of a Camponotus fedtschenkoi colony can live for up to 24 years.

Colony size

Camponotus fedtschenkoi colonies can range in size from 100 to 300 individuals.

Queen size

The queen of a Camponotus fedtschenkoi colony is typically 11-13 mm in length.

Worker bee size

The worker bees of a Camponotus fedtschenkoi colony are typically 5-10 mm in length.


Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, date syrup, insects, and other small animals.


The humidity level in the arena of a Camponotus fedtschenkoi colony should be between 30% and 50%, while the humidity level in the nest should be between 50% and 70%.


The temperature in the arena of a Camponotus fedtschenkoi colony should be between 23° C and 35° C, while the temperature in the nest should be between 24° C and 28° C.


Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants have a monastic development cycle, which means that the larvae are fed by the worker bees. The development cycle from egg to imago takes approximately 27-41 days.


Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants are diurnal, meaning that they are most active during the day.

Diapause (Hibernation)

Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants hibernate during the winter, from October to February. The ideal temperature for hibernation is 12-15° C.

Tips for keeping Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants

  • Provide them with a nest that is large enough to accommodate their growing colony.
  • Offer them a balanced diet of sugar and protein.
  • Maintain the humidity and temperature levels in their nest within the recommended ranges.
  • Clean their nest regularly to remove waste and prevent the growth of mold.

With proper care, Camponotus fedtschenkoi ants can live for several years and provide their keepers with hours of enjoyment.