Camponotus Nest Temperature

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Ottercl
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Camponotus Nest Temperature

Post: # 77159Post Ottercl
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:19 pm

Hi,

I have a reptile heating mat and a thermostat to regulate its temperature. I was wondering what temperature to set for my carpenter ant (camponotus novaeboracensis) colony. What temperate do they grow best in? Btw I live in Massachusetts.

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AM1C39
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Re: Camponotus Nest Temperature

Post: # 77161Post AM1C39
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:13 pm

The perfect temperature would be a bit above room temperature.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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