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Camponotus Thoracicus


Geographical distribution: The species is found in Africa, Greece and southwest Asia. For my part, the queens we sell come from North Africa.


Monogynous species.


Description of individuals:


Queen: Size: 20-22mm, glossy black with orange reflections on the beginning of the gas.


Workers: Size: 7 - 12mm, Dark brown with black head


Major: Majors reach a height of 14 to 20 mm, with characteristics similar to those of workers.


Male: Males measure about 11 mm and have a reddish yellow colour.


Diet: They feed on honeydew, insects such as flies, meal worms, mosquitoes and small locusts, as well as fruits.


Environmental conditions:


Humidity: The hunting area must have a humidity of 30 to 50%, while the nest requires a humidity of 50 to 60%.


Temperature: The hunting area must be maintained between 18 and 30 °C, while the nest must be at a temperature of 24 to 28 °C.


Hibernation: not necessary.


Nest type: These ants can use various types of nests, from tube foundation to a dry nest, with a drinking trough in the hunting area.


Description: It is a large camponotus from Asia or Africa that has a very beautiful colouring as well as a rather high aggressiveness for a camponotus. This species will be perfect for beginners.


Foundation: The foundation of the colony takes place in a claustral way (without feeding), and the development of the egg to the worker takes about 45 days, depending on the temperature.


Colony size: A colony of Camponotus thoracicus can reach up to 10,000 individuals, and the queen can live up to the age of 15

Camponotus Thoracicus

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