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  • Camponotus Mega Black as it is commonly called in Mexico is a dark coloured camponotus. We are the only shop in Europe to supply this species, so if you purchase you may be one of only handful of keepers with this species.


    We do not know much about this species although rare even in Mexico. We expect their care to be like other exotic species such as camponotus nicobarensis.

    They have a nice black colouration with elements of orange on their gaster and legs workers appear to have more orange than the queens which creates a great contrast.

    A must have species for any collector with great bragging rights!


    Keeping difficulty: Moderate (Kept at least 2 different species)

    Colony form: Monogyne (Polymorph workers)

    Queen size: 16-17mm Mixture of black and orange legs

    Worker’s size: 5-15mm highly polymorphic

    Food: honey water and insects

    Temp: 24-28°C

    Humidity: 50-70%

    Founding: claustral without feeding

    Colony size: 1-10000 workers

    Hibernation: No (dispause for 6-8 weeks is optional from October to March at 15 degrees celcius)


    Live arrival guarantee:

    We guarantee the live arrival of your Queen they come well packed in our jiffy bags which have two-sided padding as well as an additional layer of bubble wrap around our test tubes. We are the only company in the United Kingdom to offer our live arrival guarantee of your queen as well as an additional 14-day guarantee if the colony if kept in the original test tube for all our European species. Why do we do this? We are confident with our colony’s health and our packaging process as well as our care guides, we also believe in our customers and making sure they have a good ant keeping experience.


    Live arrival guarantee we ensure the live arrival of the queen only upon delivery contact us within 24 hours of receiving the Queen dead on arrival with a picture of the dead queen and the original workers. DO NOT TRANSFER THE DEAD QUEEN OR WORKERS TO A NEST AS THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRNTY. For our additional 14-day guarantee for European species the Queen and workers must be kept in the original test tube sealed with the cotton and care sheet instructions followed if you want to keep this additional guarantee do not transfer to a nest or your warranty is VOIDED (we recommend you keep the 14-day warranty).


    We have no control over the environment outside the test tube and have no influence in the conditions the responsibility once placed outside the test tube within the 14-day period the responsibility is with the buyer. 9 times out of 10 colonies die in the nest due to lack of water access, food, temperature, oxygen, or stress due to vibrations or exposure to excess light. If your colony does fail inside a nest contact us, we can advise what went wrong but it is up to you to buy another ant colony, you will succeed but sometimes it does not work the first time. Research is key to success with ant keeping and follow our guides.

    Camponotus Mega Black (Mexico Origin)

    PriceFrom £36.99
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