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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
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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