Camponotus turkestanus

Camponotus turkestanus
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Camponotus turkestanus
Reference : CFOUR-096
Latin name: Camponotus fedtchenkoi

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate, temperatures must be respected

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

Habitat: Steppe landscape, semi-desert

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 15 - 16mm Color: Bright yellow, strong thorax

Workers: Size: 5 - 12mm Color: Bright Yellow

Major: Size 14 - 18mm Color: Bright yellow strong chest

Male: Size: 13mm Color: bright yellow

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 fetchenkoi is exceptional in many ways, it is the only known species of Camponotus that may have majors much larger than the queen and in very large numbers, it is also one of the most aggressive species of Camponotus to the world that will throw on everything that moves in the hunting area.

Development: Swarming in June and July

Foundation: Claustral (without food) Development: 35 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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