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Camponotus aethiops

Camponotus aethiops
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Camponotus aethiops
Reference : CFOUR-005
Latin name: Camponotus aethiops

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Southern Europe in the Caucasus

Habitat: In dry meadows and limestone

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 13 - 14mm Color: Shiny black

Female workers: Size: 5 - 8mm Color: Shiny black

Major: Size 10 - 12mm Color: Shiny Black

Male: Size: 7mm Color: Black

Food: Honeydew and insects: like flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small crickets; also fruits

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21-25 ° C

Hibernation: Yes mandatory from November to early March between 12-15 ° C

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Camponotus aethiops is a pretty common species around the Mediterranean.

Development: Swarming from June to August

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 40 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: A few hundred individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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