Camponotus lateralis

Camponotus lateralis
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Camponotus lateralis
Reference : CFOUR-040
Latin name: Camponotus lateralis

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Southern Europe

Habitat: Clear forests and forest edges, rarely under stones

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 9 - 10mm Color: Black shiny, red head

Workers: Size: 4 - 5mm Color: Black shiny, red head

Major: Size 7 - 8mm Color: Shiny black, red head

Male: Size: 5mm 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: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21-25 ° C

Hibernation: Yes compulsory from November to the end of March between 7-12 ° C

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

Description: Camponotus lateralis is an arboreal ant species from southern Europe, where the main workers often serve as storage animals. They live mainly in dead wood and often enter the wild in a Parabiosis with Crematogaster scutellaris.

Development: Swarming from mid-April to mid-May

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 50 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: A few hundred individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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