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Camponotus gigas

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

Camponotus gigas, Malaysia

This species can also be found in the Tropical forests - Oceania mural display in the Inseparable section under the theme We live everywhere/Tropical forests, specimen numbers 4 and 8 (country of origin: Malaysia).

Under the theme Different tastes/A tasty vegetarian diet, this species can also be found in the Chewing wood section, specimen number 11 (country of origin: Malaysia).

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This is one of the largest ants of the forests of southeast Asia. It can grow to 21 mm! These ants build complex nests that can house some 7,000 worker ants. People who live near these colonies of giant ants are frightened of them.

Theme

Different tastes

Sub-theme

Insects that eat other insects

Section

Hunting for a meal

Specimen number

13

Country of origin

Malaysia
Scientific name
Camponotus gigas
Class
Insects
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Formicidae

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