The red and black carpenter ant, of the species Camponotus Noveboracensis, are a highly polymorphic species. They can have major workers (almost as big as the queen)
and then minor worker that are the size of the queens gaster.
How long do queens live? The Camponotus Noveboracensis queen can roughly live over 12 years.
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