Camponotus Flavomarginatus (Carpenter Ant)
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Colony size: Queen +/- 10 Workers
Housing: Glass Test Tube
Latin name: Camponotus flavomarginatus
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini
Breeding level: Beginner, just provide a good temperature
Geographical distribution: Africa, Kenya, Tanzania
Habitat: Prefers the steppe and dry forest.
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 13mm Color: Matt black head and thorax, Gastre with strong hairiness with golden reflections
Workers: Size: 6 mm Color: Matt black head and thorax, Gastre with strong hairiness with golden reflections
Major: Size: 9 -11 mm Color: Matt black head and thorax, Gastre with strong hairiness with golden reflections
Food: Honeydew and insects: such as flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small locusts; also fruit
Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%
Temperature: Hunting ground: 18 - 30 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C
Hibernation: No, but a winter break from November to March is recommended at room temperature
Type of nest: All types of nests will suit them, tube foundation and then dry nest with a drinker in the hunting area.
Description: Camponotus flavomarginatus are among the most beautiful ants in Africa. They are very aggressive and defensive. but only attacks when the nest is disturbed with very powerful mandibles.
Development: Swarming from March to July depending on the country of origin
Foundation: Takes place in a claustral way (without food) Development: 45 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)
Size of the colony: 10 000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.
|Dimensions||15 × 0.5 × 0.8 cm|
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