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Camponotus fellah

Added on: 4/8/2012
Article number: cafe0002
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This is a beautifully colored, vibrant ant species. Remarkable are apart from the color the elongated heads of the workers.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Middle east, Northern Africa
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests, between stones
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 5 - 10 workers
colony - Currently not available
With approx. 30 workers

Camponotus fulvopilosus

Added on: 10/5/2013
Article number: cafu0001
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This is a beautifully colored Camponotus species from southern Africa, which also stands out due to its exceptional behavior. This species lives in steppes and semi-deserts, which is why it's not difficult to keep in captivitiy. A noticeable characteristic is the good eyesight and its impressive size.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Origin: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
  • Color: black, gaster with dense orange hairs, sometimes interrupted by median bare patches
  • Size: Queen: about 17 - 18 mm / Minor: about 9 - 10 mm / Media: about 11 - 14 mm / Major: about 15 - 19 mm
  • Dormant phase: in nature from June to end of August, temperatures up to +7 °C at night, up to 20 °C during the day
  • Nutrition: honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: from warm to very hot: about 24 - 34 °C
  • Soil conditions: sandy/rocky soil
  • Nest building: porous concrete, plaster or soil nests
  • Planting: typical plants of arid areas
  • Specifics: very colourful and good eyesight

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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10 to 20 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 30 to 50 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With 60 to 100 workers

Camponotus maculatus

Added on: 9/28/2008
Article number: cama0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Central Africa
  • Color: small ants are yellow till brown, majors are marmorate
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (moist)
  • Nest building: Soil nests, between stones
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
  • Specifics: Builds "half" calderas (one sided)
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Small colony - Currently not available
With approx. 10-20 ants workers
Colony (dark colored) - Currently not available
At least 100 workers (larger and more dark colored workers)
colony - Currently not available
With 80-100 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With about 30-50 workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 3/3/2015
Article number: casp0021
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  • Taxonomy: Family: Formicinae
  • Origin: Africa , Kenya
  • Habitat: steppes and semi-deserts
  • Color: Black
  • Size: similar to our native Camponotus ligniperdus , long-legged
  • Food: honey / sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: warm to hot (24 - 34 °C)
  • Soil: sandy- rocky ground
  • Nest building: aerated concrete , plaster or Soil nests
  • Planting: typical steppe vegetation
  • Highlights: Very striking coloration and good eyesight , eye-catching leggy similar to the movements of the known Cataglyphis

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Colony - Currently not available
With 40-50 workers

Camponotus sp. "Africa"

Added on: 5/12/2013
Article number: casp0017
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An evolutionary curiosity: This Camponotus mimics the physique of Tetraponera species living in the same habitat. Not only the body, even the nests and the extraordinary sense of sight this Formicinaes corresponds to the Tetraponera. Just like the Pseudomyrmecinaes it is primarily visually oriented and nests in hollow branches.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Eastern Africa
  • Habitat: Veld and semidesert
  • Color: orange/yellow
  • Nutrition: Honey-/sugarwater, insects, spiders, other small animals
  • Temperature: warm to hot, 24 - 34 °C
  • Nesting: hollow branchlets (elder, blackberry,  buddleia)
  • Planting: typical veld vegetation
  • Specifics: polymorph, noticeable cloring, good visual orientation
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Colony - Currently not available
With 100 workers

Camponotus sp. "Africa"

Added on: 10/27/2010
Article number: casp0015
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Various Camponotus species of East Africa.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Size: Queen: 10 - 12 mm
  • Distribution: East Africa
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: 26 - 30 °C (very hot)
  • Humidity: dry (veld)
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Small colony (Sp. 1) - Currently not available
With 150-200 workers
Colony (Sp. 9) - Currently not available
With 100 workers

Camponotus spec.

Added on: 11/13/2014
Article number: casp0019
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A very nice Camponotus sp. from Africa. This ant is in contrast to many other diurnal Camponotus and very nice to watch species. She lives in hollow branches or twigs and needs a very warm and dry environment. Access to drinking water, however, must be ensured. The food is quite easy with honey or sugar water and various insects.

The colony offered here includes approximately 800 - 1200 workers and comes with the pictured Korkästen. In the colony now also sex animals are used.

     Taxonomy: Family Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
     Size: Queen: 10 - 12 mm, the workers: 5 - -10mm
     Color: matte black
     Range: East Africa
     Food: Honey or sugar water and insects
     Hibernation: No
     Temperature: 26 - 30 ° C (very hot)
     Humidity: dry (desert)
     Habitat: hollow branches, twigs

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Large Colony - Currently not available
Colony with 800-1200 workers

Camponotus storeatus

Added on: 10/5/2013
Article number: cast0001
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This is a beautifully coloured Camponotus species from the southern parts of Africa, which also stands out due to its exceptional behavior. This species lives in steppes and semi-deserts, which is why it's not difficult to keep in captivitiy. A noticeable characteristic is the good eyesight and its impressive size.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Colour: dark red, gaster with dense cream-colored hairs, sometimes interrupted by median bare patches
  • Size: Queen: about 17 - 18 mm / Minor: about 9 - 10 mm / Media: about 11 - 14 mm / Major: about 15 - 19 mm
  • Dormant phase: in nature from June to end of August, temperatures up to +7 °C at night, up to 20 °C during the day
  • Nutrition: honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: from warm to very hot: about 24 - 34 °C
  • Soil conditions: sandy/rocky soil
  • Nest building: porous concrete, plaster or soil nests
  • Planting: typical plants of arid areas
  • Specifics: very colourful and good eyesight

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Colony - Currently not available
With 5 to 10 workers

Cataglyphis sp.

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cavi0001
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The kinds of the type Cataglyphis are exclusively ground inhabitants. In adaptation to their way of life as a ground hunter they have nearly lost the ability to climb up at plain surfaces like panes of glass. They do this only under the greatest efforts and undertake such excursion only at food storage, at concerns or lack of space. As an inhabitant of subtropic areas this ant needs a rest, like the hibernation of local kinds. A cool down of the terrarium on 15 to 18 degrees for 1 to 2 months in the winter is enough to interrupt the brood activity and to give the colony time to regenerate. Also offer enough fodder in the form of carbohydrates now.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Formicini
  • Distribution:  north africa
  • Characteristics: very polymorph
  • Appearence of the queen: head and thoraxand abdomen matt black, bottom side of the abdomen shiny black, very long legs
  • Appearance of the workers: Head and thorax and abdomen matt black, bottom side of the abdomen shiny black, very long legs
  • Size: Queen about 16 mm, Workers: 6 - 16 mm
  • Breed-time: fast (4 - 6 weeks)
  • Nest building: soil nests
  • Nutrition: living insects self-hunted, also fresh-dead insects and other invertebrates, honey- and sugar water, always fresh water in a drank. (The kind is not excessively demanding, but needs, sufficient care and constant supplies of animal protein during the summer period)
  • Temperature: warm (25 - 30 °C), in the deeper nest area there should be cooler areas.
  • Air humidity: in the deeper nest area there should be areas with higher air humidity. besides dry, occasional spraying of the runout area with water.
  • Number of basins: 1 basin is adequate, but with a base as lage as possible.
  • Dimensions of basin: at least 40 x 30 x 30 cm (depending of colony-size), with a possibility to clean up the nest
  • Soil conditions: sand, loam, stones. Design the fittings from steppes to dessert-like, some dry branches increase the runout surface.
  • Planting: Plantation with mediterranean plants is advantageous. Hydrocultures with havy little stones are advisable, because for the big and strong ants it is impossible then to put on twig nests in the damp root area.
  • Accessories: an infrared heating lamp for heating the nest. Terrarium lighting with clock timer. 
  • Keeping level: middle
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Colony - Currently not available
With 100-150 workers
Colony - Currently not available
with 200-230 workers

Cataglyphis sp. 1

Added on: 3/4/2015
Article number: casp0022
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Very fortified aggressive ant species with good sight. It is a long-legged and fast moving ant species. They almost can't climb glass panes.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: black, shiny
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph
  • Size:4 - 8 mm
  • Distribution: north africa
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas
  • Planting: steppe like
  • Class: medium

 

 

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Colony - Currently not available
with 10-20 workers

Cataglyphis sp. 2

Added on: 3/4/2015
Article number: casp0023
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Very fortified aggressive ant species with good sight. It is a long-legged and fast moving ant species. They almost can't climb glass panes.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: red-black, shiny
  • Characteristics: polymorph
  • Size:4 - 8 mm
  • Distribution: north africa, mountains
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas
  • Planting: steppe like
  • Class: medium

 

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Colony - Currently not available
with 70-100 workers

Cataglyphis sp. 3

Added on: 3/4/2015
Article number: casp0024
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Very fortified aggressive ant species with good sight. It is a long-legged and fast moving ant species. They almost can't climb glass panes.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: red-black
  • Characteristics: polymorph
  • Size: 6 - 12mm
  • Distribution: north africa
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas
  • Planting: steppe like
  • Class: medium

 

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Colony - Currently not available
with ca. 400 workers
Colony - Currently not available
with 100-150 workers

Cataulacus sp.

Added on: 5/13/2014
Article number: casp0018
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  • Family: Formicidae
  • Subfamily: Myrmicinae
  • Genus: Cataulacus
  • Origin: Central Africa
  • Size: 3-5 mm
  • Color: black

These ants live in hollow thin branches (eg elderberry branches). On a low humidity must be ensured. The temperatures should be due to the origin of ants at 26-28 degrees. Recommended here is the use of a heat radiator. The diet is quite easy with sugar or honey water and various insects. The behavior and the way of life he Cataulacus from Africa resemble the Cephalotes from Asia. A beautiful example of convergent evolution.

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with 10-20 workers
Colonie - Currently not available
wwith 40-50 workers

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