Camponotus nigriceps

Camponotus nigriceps
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Camponotus nigriceps
Reference : CFOUR-065
Latin name: Camponotus nigriceps

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature

Geographical distribution: Western Australia

Habitat: Dry forest, open area

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 18 - 19mm Color: Black head and gutter, amber thorax to reddish brown

Workers: Size: 7 - 11mm Color: Black head and gastre, amber thorax to reddish brown

Major: Size 14 - 18mm Color: Black head and gastre, amber thorax to reddish brown

Male: Size: 14mm Color:

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

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Hunting area: 20 - 32 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: No, but winter break is recommended from November to March at room temperature

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

Description: Camponotus nigriceps is one of the most common Camponotus species found in Australia, found on almost all open spaces. These ants form large underground colonies in the wild and are active at dusk and at night.

Development: Swarming

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.
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