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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
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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