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Latin name: Camponotus pittieri
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Intermediate because it is necessary to be patient during the foundation which is long
Geographical distribution: United States region California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada Oregon, Missouri, Louisiana.
Habitat: Semi desert
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 9 - 10mm Color: light brown all over the body
Worker: Size: 4 - 6mm Color: Black head and thorax and yellow gourd
Major: Size 8 - 9mm Color: Black head and thorax and bright yellow gourd
Male: Size: 8mm Color: Light Brown
Food: Honeydew and insects: like flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small crickets; also fruits.
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 40 - 50%
Temperature: Hunting area: 20 - 32 ° 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 pittieri in very rare colors, development is slow the first year.
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 hundred individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.
89.90 EUR -- Queen 2019 + 1 - 3 workers
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