Nests big ants
Latin name: Camponotus pilicornis
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Beginner
Geographical distribution: Southern Europe
Habitat: Clear forests and forest edges, rarely under stones.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 15 - 16mm Color: Brown yellow to yellowish black
Workers: Size: 7 - 9mm Color: Yellowish to yellow brown
Major: Size 13 - 14mm Color: Yellow to yellow 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 - 60%
Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21-24 ° C
Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to the end of March between 8 and 12 ° C
Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.
Description: Very active and aggressive Camponotus species from southern Europe. Their nests are often hidden and easy to miss.
Development: Swarming in July and August.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 40 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.
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