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Camponotus singularis Geographical Distribution: This species is found throughout Central Asia. Monogynous species with rare cases of pleometrosis to aid in founding. Description of Individuals:

Queen: Measures between 21-23 mm, shiny black with golden reflections on the gaster and a distinctly red head. Workers: Have a size ranging from 11-15 mm, with shiny brown-black-reddish coloration. Major Workers: Major workers measure 14-20 mm and display a shiny brown-black-reddish coloration. Male: Males are approximately 15 mm in size and are black.

Diet: Feeds on honeydew and insects, such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes, small grasshoppers, and fruits. Environmental Conditions:

Humidity: Foraging areas should have a humidity level of 40 to 60%, while the nest should maintain a humidity between 60% and 80%. Temperature: Foraging areas should be maintained at a temperature of 22 to 28 °C, while the nest should be between 24 and 26 °C. Hibernation: It is not mandatory for our colonies due to their origin from Southern Thailand.

Nesting Type: Camponotus singularis colonies can be housed in plexiglass nests, nests with tubes, or nests made of reconstituted stone. The best options are nests with bamboo tubes or natural setups. Description: Camponotus singularis is a large Asian species, fairly calm during founding but becoming highly aggressive later on. In addition to their large size, they have stunning colors that will delight all ant keepers. Foundation: Colony founding occurs claustrally (without external feeding), and the development from egg to worker takes about 45 days, depending on temperature. Founding is extremely delicate and may be best avoided in favor of an already established colony. Colony Size: A Camponotus singularis colony can consist of up to 10,000 individuals, and the queen can live up to 10-15 years.

Camponotus Singularis 10/20 workers

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