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Camponotus fellah Geographic Distribution: This species is found in Africa, Greece, and southwestern Asia. The queens we sell come from Israel.

Monogynous species.

Description of Individuals:

Queen: Size: 18 - 19mm, matte black. Workers: Size: 7 - 12mm, dark brown with a black head. Major Workers: Major workers reach a size of 15 to 18mm with characteristics similar to those of the regular workers. Male: Males measure approximately 11mm and have a reddish-yellow color.

Diet: They feed on honeydew, insects such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes, and small grasshoppers, as well as fruits.

Environmental Conditions:

Humidity: The foraging area should have a humidity level of 30 to 50%, while the nest requires humidity levels of 50 to 60%. Temperature: The foraging area should be maintained between 18 and 30°C, while the nest should be kept at a temperature of 24 to 28°C. Hibernation: Not required.

Nesting Type: These ants can use various types of nests, from tube foundations to dry nests with a water source in the foraging area.

Description: This is a large Camponotus species from Asia or Africa with a beautiful coloration and a relatively high level of aggression for a Camponotus. This species is well-suited for beginners.

Foundation: Colony founding occurs claustrally (without feeding), and the development from egg to worker takes about 45 days, depending on the temperature.

Colony Size: A Camponotus fellah colony can reach up to 10,000 individuals, and the queen can live up to 15 years.

Camponotus Fellah without workers

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