This is a formicarium I created to hopefully figure a way to remove the Camponotus and move them to a regular formicarium. The 2 x 4 has many hollow areas and tunnels running through it and as I was sawing it they were swarming all over the board until I stopped sawing, then they ran back inside. I think the queen is in there...but have not visually seen her. I have checked the area where I removed the board an have not seen any more of these type ants in the area. Made the Outworld from a 2.5 gallon water container I bought at Walmart yesterday. Added some dirt, bits of wood, and leaf litter along with plenty of the bugs that were crawling through the decaying leaf litter. Drilled over 100 holes in the white screw-on lid of the water container, 1/32 holes. Getting a lot of condensation inside the outworld....maybe needs better ventilation?
Not sure what species Camponotus they are, maybe close-up photo will help someone identify them for me! Workers are 10mm long.