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Latin name: Camponotus ligniperdus
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Beginner
Geographical distribution: All Central Europe.
Habitat: Prefers coniferous and mixed softwood forests with high spruce content, as well as dry and semi-arid grasslands with some shrubs.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 17 - 18mm Color: Black shiny with a red part in the chest and abdomen
Workers: Size: 7 - 10mm Color: Brownish-black-reddish-brown
Major: Size 14 - 16mm Color: Brownish-Black-Reddish Brilliant
Male: Size: 12mm 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 ligniperdus belong to the largest ants in Europe, they are very little active.
Development: Swarming from mid-May to the end of June.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 50 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.
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