Camponotus fellah

Camponotus fellah
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Camponotus fellah
Reference : CFOUR-031
Latin name: Camponotus fellah

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: North East Africa

Habitat: Steppes and favorite semi-deserts

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 18 - 19mm Color: Dark Brown

Workers: Size: 7 - 12mm Color: Dark Brown

Major: Size 15 - 18mm Color: Dark Brown

Male: Size: 15mm Color: Dark Brown

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 fellah are among the largest ants in Africa. They are very aggressive and defensive. but attacks only when disturbing the nest with very powerful mandibles.

Development: Swarming from March 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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