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  • Origin: Camponotus renggeri hails from South America, specifically regions within Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

  • Habitat: These ants prefer to dwell in tropical and subtropical environments, often found in forested areas, grasslands, and savannas.

  • Colony Type: Camponotus renggeri colonies are polygynous, meaning they contain multiple queens.

  • Queen Size: Queens typically measure between 15 to 20 mm in size.

  • Worker Size: Workers range in size from 6 to 12 mm.

  • Food: Their diet is omnivorous, consisting of insects, nectar and fruits

  • Humidity: They thrive best in environments with humidity levels ranging between 50% to 60%.

  • Temperature: Ideal temperatures for Camponotus renggeri range from 22°C to 28°C (72°F to 82°F).

  • Hibernation: This species does not undergo hibernation.

  • Colony Size: Colonies can grow to moderate to large sizes, housing hundreds to thousands of individuals.

  • Difficulty: Keeping Camponotus renggeri can be moderately challenging, with a difficulty rating of 3/5.


About Camponotus renggeri:

Camponotus renggeri, also known as Rengger's carpenter ant, is a species native to South America. These ants are fascinating for their complex social structures and behaviors. With multiple queens in their colonies, they exhibit unique dynamics compared to some other ant species. They are omnivorous, meaning they eat a variety of foods, and they prefer warm and humid environments. While they can be a bit challenging to care for in captivity due to their specific environmental needs, their intriguing behaviors make them popular among ant enthusiasts.

Camponotus renggeri

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