Camponotus japonicus

Camponotus japonicus
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Camponotus japonicus
Reference : CFOUR-039
Latin name: Camponotus japonicus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner: easy to maintain species with requirements similar to those of our European species

Geographical distribution: Japan, China, Mongolia, Korea, Russia

Habitat: open landscapes

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 17 - 19mm Color: Black Thorax Strong

Workers: Size: 6 - 10mm Color: Black

Major: Size 12 - 16mm Color: Black

Male: Size: 13mm 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: 18 - 35 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

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

Nest type: Plexiglass nest, nest with classical tube or plaster, reconstituted stone nest

Description: Camponotus japonicus is an entirely black Camponotus species from East Asia. They can form colonies of several thousand workers. They are very similar to our Camponotus vagus but much more prolific and slightly larger which will delight breeders.

Development: Swarming from May to June.

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

2024-12-31 44.9044.90 EUR
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