Camponotus Ligniperda are one the largest european species. Workers are  Polymorphic meaning workers differ in size by quite a margin. They are slow to get going but so worth the wait.  Once established they can reach 5000+.
This species really are stunning! 
• Humidity requirements: 50–60%
• Temperature requirements: 21–24 °C
• Hibernation: Oct-March
• Suggested housing: Acrylic, Ytong,
• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect 
• Colony size: ~10000
• Queen size: 14-16 mm
• Worker size: 6-13 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queens per colony)

**If you are buying outside of the UK please read our FAQ page and ensure you are happy to accept these terms BEFORE purchase -

Camponotus Ligniperda

  • We offer alive arrival guarantee on all our colony,s but this only covers the Queen, workers/brood is excluded. 

    To qualify for our alive arrival guarntee there are a few particulars which must be met.

    You must be in for your first delivery attempt , should you miss the delivery then live arrival guarntee is voided. 

    You must make us aware whithin 12 hours of delivery

    A clear picture of the dead queen in the test tube must be taken and sent again within 12 hours of delivery - this is to stop fraudulent claims.

  • Colonys are sent Monday to Thursday only, this prevents ants being left in the sorting office over a weekend. 

    Ants are sent recorded delivery 1st class only, with very sensitive species being sent Next day special delivery by 1pm. You shall be made aware of this