Camponotus grandidieri

Camponotus grandidieri
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Camponotus grandidieri
Reference : CFOUR-033
Latin name: Camponotus grandidieri

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: South Africa

Habitat: Steppes and favorite semi-deserts

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 12 - 13mm Color: head and thorax black masts and gastre with silvery reflections

Worker: Size: 4 - 7mm Color: black head and thorax masts and gastres with silvery reflections

Major: Size 9 - 11mm Color: head and thorax black masts and gastre with silvery reflections

Male: Size: 7mm Color: Black Mast

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

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 grandidieri is a beautiful and very prolific species with very beautiful color.

Development: Swarming from November to January

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: 15,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years .
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