Camponotus sayi

Camponotus sayi
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Camponotus sayi
Reference : CFOUR-085
Latin name: Camponotus sayi

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: United States

Habitat: Prairie and Forest

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 12 - 13mm Color: Orange-red head and thorax and shiny black gastre

Worker: Size: 4 - 7mm Color: Orange-red head and thorax and shiny black gastre

Major: Size 10 - 12mm Color: Orange red head and thorax and shiny black gastre

Male: Size: 13mm Color: Black

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

Humidity: Hunting area: 50 - 60% Nest: 50 - 70%

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 sayi is a magnificent, extremely prolific species.

Development: Swarming from June to July

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 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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