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Latin name: Camponotus rufipes
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Intermediate
Geographical distribution: Brazil and Guyana
Habitat: tropical forests
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 17 mm Color: Head and thorax dark brown, Gastre and legs light yellowish-brown
Workers: Size: 8 - 9mm Color: Head and thorax dark brown, Gastre and legs light yellowish-brown
Major: Size 12 - 15mm Color: Head and thorax dark brown, Gastre and legs light yellowish-brown
Male: Size: 12mm Color: Black
Food: Honeydew and insects: such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small locusts; also fruit.
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%
Temperature: Hunting area: 21 - 30 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C
Type of nest: All types of nests will suit them, plexiglass, tube and reconstituted stone.
Description: Camponotus rufipes develop very quickly and form very large colonies. They are also very good hunters and very active.
Development: Swarming at different times of the year depending on the origin
Foundation: Takes place in a cloistered manner (without food) Development: 35 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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