Camponotus erigens

Camponotus erigens
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Camponotus erigens
Reference : CFOUR-025
Latin name: Camponotus erigens

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: North Africa

Habitat: Steppes and favorite semi-deserts

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 17 - 18mm Color: Black and light brown

Workers: Size: 7 - 11mm Color: Black and light brown

Major: Size 14 - 17mm Color: Black and light brown

Male: Size: 14mm 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: 20 - 32 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

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

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

Description: Camponotus erigens have a very nice peculiarity, they move the gastre up like the Cataglyphis genus and it moves very quickly thanks to their long legs.

Development: Swarming from June to July

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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