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Queen with eggs and workers larvae pupae please select from variants.
Also commonly know as the banded sugar Ant, they can often be seen walking towards gum trees at dusk to go foraging.
Queen is 15mm and workers are approx 8mm with Major soldier cast no much smaller than the queens.
Love sweet food and especially our Ant Tucker that can be purchased on this site.
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Auswide post Tasmania and WA you will need an Import permit.
The video below has some great information on this species Novo Ants has some great ant keeping videos go check them out on UTUBE
Keeping Banded Sugar Ants - Camponotus consobrinus - Ant Keeping - Novo Ants
Check out the below video from Bad Boy Ants to show this species in one of our Acrylic nests:
My Banded Sugar Ants!
Caring for your new Colony
Thank you for shopping with Ant Shop Australia, your One Stop Ant Shop. Please read on, for some tips, to help look after your new Formicidae (Fancy Pants talk for Ants).
- Let them move themselves…. No one wants to be evicted, and ants are stubborn buggers. Don’t shake them out of the test tube. If you fit their tube to an adaptor, or place it in the outworld, they’ll move when they’re ready. You can certainly encourage them by placing the tube at a slight downwards angle.
- Keep the sponge in the main nest area moist! Water means you’ll have humidity, and humidity is what they need. All of our nests have hydration holes, so remember to keep the sponges wet, to capacity. (As wet as they can be without flooding the nest area, Pupae don’t like being wet)
- Keep the gates in the nest, until your colony requires more room…. If you give them too much room at once, they’ll just be slobs, and start piling up rubbish!
- Ant sand….. you only need a thin layer of this, because if you want to watch them, you don’t want them digging in! So no need for any more than a few millimetres deep. Don’t wet it either….it will clump and they’ll want to dig.
- Keep a water source available to them, such as a water tower.
- What about tucker? We need to eat too! Well, most of the ants we sell, and you find in Australia, have a sweet tooth…. Sweet mandible? So give them access to a sweet food source. We sell quantities of sweet energy sources for them, labelled “Ant Tucker” and a variety of other brands. We don’t recommend honey mixed with water, as it can trap our little mates and lead to a sad afternoon.
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