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Camponotus consobrinus

Camponotus consobrinus
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Camponotus consobrinus
Reference : CFOUR-022
Latin name: Camponotus consobrinus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: Australia

Habitat: Dry forest

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 17 - 18mm Color: Black head and gastre, thorax and first segment of amber gastre

Workers: Size: 7 - 11mm Color: Head and black gastre, thorax and first segment of the amber gastre

Major: Size 14 - 17mm Color: Head and gastre black, thorax and first segment of amber gastre

Male: Size: 14mm Color:

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

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

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

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

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

Description: Camponotus consobrinus is one of the most common Camponotus species found in Australia, found on almost all open spaces. These ants form large underground colonies in the wild and are active at dusk and at night.

Development: Swarming

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) 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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