camponotus largiceps

camponotus largiceps
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camponotus largiceps
Reference : CFOUR-041
Latin name: Camponotus largiceps

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate, temperatures must be respected

Geographical distribution: South China (Anhui, Henan, Hunan)

Habitat: Forests, forest edges and grasslands

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 16 - 17mm Color: shiny black, reddish brown legs, strong thorax

Worker: Size: 7 - 12mm Color: burgundy head and thorax to black, shiny black gastre

Major: Size 14 - 16mm Color: burgundy head and thorax to black, shiny black gastre

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: 21 - 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: Large species of Camponotus from subtropical China. They are still little explored and we recommend an attitude similar to that of Mediterranean species.

Development: Swarming at the beginning of the rainy season

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

Size of the colony: 3000 to 4000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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