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Camponotus substitutus

Camponotus substitutus
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Camponotus substitutus
Reference : CFOUR-086
Latin name: Camponotus substitutus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate

Geographical distribution: Brazil and Guyana

Habitat: tropical forests

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 15 -16 mm Color: Dark brown to black with yellow-white spots on the first 3 tergites of gastre.

Workers: Size: 8 - 10mm Color: Dark brown to black with yellow-white spots on the first 3 tergites of gastre.

Major: Size 12 - 14mm Color: Dark brown to black with yellow-white spots on the first 3 tergites of the gastre

Male: Size: 6mm 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

Hibernation: No

Type of nest: All types of nests will suit them, plexiglass, tube and reconstituted stone.

Description: Camponotus substitutus is a widespread Camponotus in South America that can be found in almost all city parks. Especially their striking yellowish spots on the gastre make it very nice to watch.

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: A few thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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