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Camponotus atriceps

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

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate

Geographic distribution: Brazil and Guyana

Habitat: tropical forests

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 14 - 15mm Color: Dark brown head and thorax, light yellowish-brown petrol

Female workers: Height: 6 - 9mm Color: Dark brown head and chest, light yellowish brown hairtre

Major: Size 12 - 14mm Color: Dark Brown Head and Chest, Light Yellow Brown Gastre

Male: Size: 12mm Color: Black

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

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 21 - 30 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: No

Nest type: All types of nests will suit them, plexiglass, tube and reconstituted stone.

Description: Camponotus atriceps forms very large colonies.

Development: Swarming at different times of the year following the provenance

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 35 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature).

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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