THESE QUEENS FLEW IN MID-SPRING 2021. THEY ARE ALL STRONG QUEENS AND HAVE STARTED LAYING EGGS!
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus is the largest carpenter ant species found in Canada, with Camponotus Vicinus and Camponotus Novaeboracensis just slightly smaller in size. Also known as The Eastern Carpenter Ant, they are found in most regions of south-eastern Canada. Whilst they may be a less colourful than other carpenter ant species like Camponotus Herculeanus, they certainly do make up in their size.
At Insect Supplies Canada, we sell live carpenter ant queens, small colonies and even some large colonies of The Eastern Carpenter Ant. They are one of the easiest ants to keep and are considered a great beginner species for all novice antkeepers.
Queens are normally around 14-17mm while workers from 5-13mm
The colonies of The Eastern Carpenter Ants can grow very large, they are very active and will live in their logs and develop until they are a force and can start reproducing more alates!
Overall, Camponotus Pennsylvanicus is a very satisfying ant to raise from a single queen into a large colony, the brood develops at a steady pace so it wouldn't be long until you would have a beautiful young colony of these gorgeous carpenter ants!