Camponotus turkestanicus

Camponotus turkestanicus
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Camponotus turkestanicus
Reference : CFOUR-095
Latin name: Camponotus turkestanicus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner: easy to maintain species with requirements similar to those of our European species

Geographical distribution: China

Habitat: open landscapes

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 18 - 19mm Color: Black head and gastre, reddish thorax

Worker: Size: 6 - 10mm Color: Black head and gastre, reddish thorax

Major: Size 12 - 16mm Color: Black head and gastre, reddish thorax

Male: Size: 13mm Color: black

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

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 35 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: No, but winter break is recommended from November to March at room temperature

Nest type: Plexiglass nest, nest with classical tube or plaster, reconstituted stone nest

Description: Camponotus turkestanicus is a two-colored Camponotus species from Asia of China. They can form colonies of several thousand workers. They are very similar to our Camponotus ligniperdus but much more prolific and slightly larger which will delight breeders.

Development: Swarming from June to July.

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 35 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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