The black carpenter ants are the biggest species of carpenter ant in Eastern Canada. The queen measures 15-18 mm, and the workers measure 6-14 mm. They are polymorphic, which means that they have different sets of workers, so minors and majors.
What do they eat? They mainly eat sweets like honey and raw honey. They also eat aphid honeydew and insects, bugs and dead geckos and snakes.
Where do they nest? They nest in raw wood, sometimes trees and hollow branches.
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