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Camponotus Sanctus Geographical Distribution: This species is found in Africa, Greece, and southwestern Asia. Monogynous species. Description of Individuals:

Queen: She measures between 16 and 18 mm, with a dark brown to black head, a thorax with orange reflections on the beginning of the gaster. Workers: Their size varies from 6 to 10 mm, and they are all yellow. Major Workers: Major workers reach a size of 13 to 15 mm, with characteristics similar to those of the queen. Male: Males measure approximately 11 mm 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 a humidity level of 50 to 60%. Temperature: The foraging area should be maintained between 18 and 30 °C, while the nest should be at a temperature of 24 to 28 °C. Hibernation: A winter break from November to February is recommended at a temperature of 15-18 degrees.

Nest Type: These ants can use various types of nests, from tube foundations to dry nests with a watering point in the foraging area.

Description: It is a large European Camponotus species with a beautiful coloration and a relatively high level of aggressiveness for a Camponotus. This species is well-suited for beginners.

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

Colony Size: A Camponotus Sanctus colony can reach up to 10,000 individuals, and the queen can live up to 20 years.

Camponotus Sanctus

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