Camponotus mitis

Camponotus mitis
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Camponotus mitis
Reference : CFOUR-050
Latin name: Camponotus mitis

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Experienced: long and hard to breed species

Geographical distribution: Southeast Asia

Habitat: Rainforest

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 15 - 16mm Color: Black brown strong chest

Workers: Size: 5 - 8mm Color: Black Brown

Major: Size 10 - 12mm Color: Black Brown Thorax Strong

Male: Size: 9mm 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: 21 - 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 mitis is dark brown to black in the head, the rest of the body is brown. The body is very thin and elongated. She is very shy, but they can also be very aggressive in large colonies. They can run very fast and react quickly.

Development: Swarming at the beginning of the rainy season

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 35 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several hundred individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years

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