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Camponotus turkestanus BLACK

Camponotus turkestanus BLACK
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Camponotus turkestanus BLACK
Reference : CFOUR-093
Latin name: Camponotus turkestanus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

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

Geographical distribution: Kashastan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, North-West China

Habitat: Steppe landscape, semi-desert

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 14 - 15mm Color: yellow legs, black head and thorax that may be brown because selected, varies yellow with very little black as selected YELLOW, strong thorax

Female workers: Size: 6 - 8mm Color: Bright yellow

Major: Size 9 - 14mm Color: Gastre and legs bright yellow, head and thorax black.

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 - 70%

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

Hibernation: yes, from November to March between 12 and 18 degrees.

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

Description: Camponotus turkestanus is a very beautiful species of colorful two-colored Camponotus from the mainland of Asia. They have a great variance of color both among the workers and the queens. The development is slow the first year and then evolve normally.

Development: Swarming at the beginning of the rainy season

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 28 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

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

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