Nests big ants
Latin name: Camponotus thoracicus
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature
Geographical distribution: North Africa
Habitat: Prefers steppe and dry forest.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 20 - 22mm Color: Dark brown black and orange
Workers: Size: 7 - 12mm Color: Dark brown black and orange
Major: Size 14 - 20mm Color: Dark brown black and orange
Male: Size: 11mm Color: Dark Brown
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 - 30 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C
Hibernation: No, but winter break is recommended from November to March at room temperature
Nest type: All types of nests will suit them, tube foundation with water reserve and then dry nest with a trough in the hunting area.
Description: Camponotus thoracicus are among the largest and most beautiful ants in Africa. They are very aggressive and defensive. but attacks only when disturbing the nest with very powerful mandibles.
Development: Swarming from June to July.
Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.
119.90 EUR -- Queen 2021 + broods
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