Camponotus sylvaticus

Camponotus sylvaticus
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Camponotus sylvaticus
Reference : CFOUR-090
Latin name: Camponotus sylvaticus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Southern Europe

Habitat: Clear forests and forest edges, rarely under stones.

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 15 - 16mm Color: Reddish brown

Workers: Size: 7 - 9mm Color: Reddish brown

Major: Size 13 - 14mm Color: Reddish brown

Male: Size: 10mm Color: Black

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

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21-24 ° C

Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to the end of March between 8 and 12 ° C

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Very active and aggressive Camponotus species from southern Europe. Their nests are often hidden and easy to miss.

Development: Swarming in July and August.

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 40 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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