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camponotus variegatus

camponotus variegatus
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camponotus variegatus
Reference : CFOUR-101
Latin name: Camponotus variegatus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Intermediate, temperatures must be respected

Geographical distribution: Southeast Asia, Hawaii

Habitat: Rainforest

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 13 - 14mm Color: Yellowish brown with dark brown stripes on the gutter, strong thorax

Workers: Size: 5 - 8mm Color: Yellowish brown with dark brown stripes on the gastre.

Major: Size 10 - 12mm Color: Yellowish brown with dark brown stripes on the gutter, strong thorax

Male: Size: 9mm Color: black

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

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

Temperature: Hunting area: 24 - 30 ° 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 variegatus is a beautifully drawn ant species from Southeast Asia. They are active animals, mainly in the evening in search of food. They react very aggressively to nest disorders.

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 thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 15 years.

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