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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, gastre varying from yellow to black, 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.
39.90 EUR -- Queen 2021 + eggs
49.90 EUR -- Queen 2021 + 1 - 5 workers
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