Camponotus thoracicus

Camponotus thoracicus
Camponotus thoracicus
Reference : CFOUR-091
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.
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