This is a polygynous, claustral ant species from Asia. Its name is currently unofficial, it is translated from Chinese, is “bright yellow carpenter ant” (亮黃弓背蟻). This ant species is relatively rare and has only been known in recent years, we still don’t really know much about it. However, it reproduces dynamically and easy to keep, that makes it a suitable for beginners. The workers of the first generations are quite bold and capable, they are not as timid as the most Camponotus species. In the nature they live in trees, but it can be kept in both plexi or sponge-nest formicariums. They adapt well to dry conditions but do not favor high humidity. Both the queen and workers have yellowish-red color. In mature colonies, workers appear in two different sizes. They can climb well on both smooth and rough surfaces.
Food: Honey and insects.
Colony size: However, this is a polygynous species, it can establish a colony and reproduce easily with just one queen. The colony develops rapidly from the beginning, ideally raise 5-10 workers in the first few months. A mature colony consists of several thousand workers.
Hibernation: A tropical ant species that does not need hibernation, the ideal temperature for keeping is around 25°C.