Camponotus morosus

Camponotus morosus
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Camponotus morosus
Reference : CFOUR-052
Latin name: Camponotus morosus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate

Geographical distribution: Chile and Argentina

Habitat: Hardwood forests

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 11 - 13mm Color: Head and thorax black masts, shiny black gastre

Worker: Size: 4 - 7mm Color: Head and thorax black mast, shiny black gastre

Major: Size 10 - 12mm Color: Head and thorax black masts, shiny black gastre

Male: Size: 8mm Color: Black

Food: Honeydew and insects: like flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small crickets; also fruits.

Humidity: Hunting area: 50 - 70% Nest: 50 - 80%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: Yes compulsory from November to March between 12 and 15 degrees.

Nest type: All types of nests will suit them, plexiglass, tube and reconstituted stone.

Description: Camponotus morosus is a black Camponotus from western South America. They are very active outside the nest. They can bite vigorously and tolerate cooler temperatures.

Development: Swarming from June to July

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature).

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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