Camponotus nicobarensis

Camponotus nicobarensis
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Camponotus nicobarensis
Reference : CFOUR-060
Latin name: Camponotus nicobarensis

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner: easy to maintain species with higher climatic requirements

Geographical distribution: Southeast Asia

Habitat: Semi-desert, steppe

Colony shape: Polygynes

Queen: Size: 14 - 15mm Color: red to dark reddish brown, strong thorax

Workers: Size: 6 - 9mm Color: reddish brown - dark brown

Soldiers: Size 10 - 13mm Color: Reddish Brown - Dark Brown

Male: Size: 10mm 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: None but winter break at room temperature for 3 months advised

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

Description: Camponotus nicobarensis is a rapidly growing Asian species with beautiful colors. Very simple breeding it will delight both beginner and confirmed breeders, plus the colony contains queens and the development will be fast and impressive with a monstrous brood.

Development: Swarming at the beginning of the rainy season

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 28 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

2024-12-31 19.9019.90 EUR
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