Camponotus arnoldinus

Camponotus arnoldinus
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Camponotus arnoldinus
Reference : CFOUR-011
Latin name: Camponotus arnoldinus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: South Africa

Habitat: Prefers steppe, dry grasslands

Colony form: Monogynous

Queen: Size: 15 - 18mm Color: Head and Gastre black, Thorax red to reddish yellow,

Workers: Size: 8 - 12mm Color: Head and Gastre black, Thorax red to reddish yellow

Major: Size 14 - 16mm Color: Head and gastre black, Thorax red to reddish yellow

Male: Size: 15mm Color: Dark Brown

Food: Honeydew and insects: such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small locusts; also fruit

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

Temperature: Hunting area: 20 - 32 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: No, but a winter break from November to March at room temperature is recommended

Type of nest: All types of nests will suit them, tube foundation with water reserve and then dry nest with a drinker in the hunting area.

Description: Camponotus arnoldinus is one of the largest ants in Africa and shows high activity outside the nest and during foraging. They are very aggressive towards other ants. There is a lot of activity in the evening and at night.

Development: Swarming from June to July

Foundation: Occurs in a cloistered manner (without feeding) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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