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Camponotus aethiops

Added on: 5/7/2009
Article number: caae0001
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Camponotus aethiops is a shinny black colored heat loving Camponotus species that nests preferably in stony areas. This species is also polymorph with minor- and major workers with different shape and size.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Central- and South Europe
  • Farbe: shinny black
  • Size: 7 - 13 mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers, monogyne
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Temperatur: hot
  • Humidity: dry
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In soil or sand
  • Soil condition: sand or stony soil
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With 5 - 10 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 50 - 100 workers
Small Colony - Currently not available
With about 30 workers

Camponotus barbaricus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: caba0001
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  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: black with red-brown thorax
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 30 °C
  • Nest building: Build their nest under stones or in soil
  • Planting: mediteranian
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Has Minor- and Major workers. Very fortified aggressive ant species. A radiant heating should heat a stone or an angle of the formicarium in the daytime.
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Queen - Currently not available
With 3-5 workers
Colony - Currently not available
with 15-20 workers

Camponotus cruentatus

Added on: 2/19/2011
Article number: cacr0001
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Camponotus cruentatus is one of the largest European ants species. This species has a very interesting color. In nature they can be found in very sunny places.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Size: 10 - 15 mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers, monogyne
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Temperatur: hot
  • Humidity: dry
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In soil or sand, death wood
  • Soil condition: sand or stony soil and deathwood
  • Specifics: Very aggressive and snappy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 5 - 10 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers (2014)
Queen - Currently not available
With 20 - 40 workers (2014)
Colony - Currently not available
60 - 100 workers

Camponotus herculeanus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cahe0001
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Camponotus herculeanus is one of the biggest european ant species. Can be mostly found in highlands and they build theire nests in wood (coniferous wood)

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: black with dark brown thorax
  • Distribution: Central Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: Build their nest in wood with greater underground areas
  • Planting: Similary to the forest or mountains with branches, roots, moos
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Has Minor- and Major workers. Very fortified; could with one bite decapitate formica-ants. They attack humans only by nest disruption. Shows activity by day and night (diurnal and nocturnal). They build nests preferably in wood or under stones. A radiant heating should heat a stone or an angle of the formicarium in the daytime.
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Queen - 12.90 €
With first workers
Small colony - Currently not available
With 5 - 10 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers
Colony - Currently not available
20 - 40 workers
Colony - Currently not available
50 - 100 workers (2017)
Queen - 12.00 €
2017
Large colony - Currently not available
With 300 - 500 workers

Camponotus lateralis

Added on: 11/17/2008
Article number: cala0001
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This is a small Camponotus species which can be found in Southern Europe in arid and shady regions, mostly in soil under stones or in rotten wood. A very specific character of this species is that larger worker acts as "honeypot".

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Color: red brown with dark brown gaster
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Climate: Mediteranian (dry)
  • Nest building: Often soil nests under stones, but also rotten wood
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Difficulty: easy

 

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Colony - Currently not available
With approx. 40 workers

Camponotus ligniperdus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cali0001
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Camponotus ligniperda is one of the biggest european ant species. Prefers sunny and dry slopes and can be found in stony ground as well as in rotten wood. Can be found in low-level as well as in mountains.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Color: black with light red-brown abdomen
  • Distribution: Central Europe
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 25 °C
  • Nest building: Build their nest under wood with greater underground areas; also only soil nests
  • Planting: Similary to the forest or mountains with branches, roots, moos
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Has Minor- and Major workers. Very fortified; could with one bite decapitate formica-ants. They attack humans only by nest disruption. Shows activity by day and night (diurnal and nocturnal). They build nests preferably in wood or under stones. A radiant heating should heat a stone or an angle of the formicarium in the daytime.
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Queen - instead of 15.00 € now only 12.50 €
With workers
Small Colony - instead of 24.90 € now only 20.00 €
With 5 - 10 workers
Colony - 49.90 €
With 30 - 60 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With 200 - 300 workers
Queen - Currently not available
Queen (nuptial flight 2017)

Camponotus micans

Added on: 2/19/2011
Article number: cami0001
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Camponotus micans is a south European and african ants species with preference for sunny and dry places.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Size: 8 - 15 mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers, monogyne
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Temperatur: hot
  • Humidity: dry
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In soil or sand
  • Soil condition: sand or stony soil
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 15-20 workers
Colony - Currently not available
with 30-50 workers

Camponotus nylanderi

Added on: 3/31/2014
Article number: cany0001
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Subfamily: Formicinae

Tribus: Camponotini

Origin: Southern Europe, lives there in dry areas in Soilnests

Nutrition: sugar water and insects

Level: easy

Hibernation: November - February at 10-15 degrees

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Colony - Currently not available
With 50 - 70 workers
Small Colony - Currently not available
with 5 - 10 Workers

Camponotus piceus

Added on: 6/17/2010
Article number: capi0001
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Camponotus piceus is a strong polymorph and inoffensive Camponotus species that can be found on dry and warm locations. Smallerst workers are just as large as Lasius niger. This species is suitable for keeping in mediteranean community basin.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: South Europe
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph (smallest workers as large as Lasius niger)
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Colony size: small
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In dry soil loam/sand

 

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Colony - 79.00 €
With 10-30 ants

Camponotus truncatus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: catr0001
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Camponotus truncatus (formerly known as Colobopsis) is a tree dweller ant species which can be found in deadwood (rotten branches of trees) and which can be found in warmer regions of Germany or in Mediterranean area. A distinctive feature of this species are the major workers which have a kind of bung shaped head to close the nestentry. Also the Queen has such a shaped head to close nest entry during colony foundation. This species generally avoids confrontation with other ant species, however they are aggressive against strange colonies of the same species.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Central- and South Europe
  • Size: Major/Minor: 3-6mm, Queen: 6-7mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Colony size: small, up to 500 workers.
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In deadwood, founding also in stems of certain plants
  • Specifics: There are Major- and Minor workers whereby major workers have a kind of bung shaped head to close nest entry.
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Small colony - Currently not available
With approx. 20 workers
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With at least 50 workers
Queen - Currently not available

Camponotus vagus

Added on: 4/15/2009
Article number: cava0001
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Camponotus vagus is a black, haired, strong and aggressive Camponotus species that can be found mainly in deadwood. This species is polymorph with size difference of up to 1 cm. This species can be found in clear forest, preferably pine forests.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Central- and South Europe
  • Size: 6 - 16 mm
  • Characteristics: Major- and Minor workers
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Colony size: large
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: In deadwood, under stones
  • Specifics: There are Major- and Minor workers
  • Soil condition: forest floor
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Colony - Currently not available
20 - 40 workers (2014)

Cataglyphis hispanicus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cahi0001
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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, graying
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph
  • Size: 5 - 14 mm
  • Distribution: Iberian peninsula
  • 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
Contains above 500 ants

Cataglyphis nodus

Added on: 3/23/2010
Article number: cano0001
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This is the largest Cataglyphis throughout Europe which is distributed from Asia minor to Central Europe.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Asia minor, Southern to Central Europe
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Characteristics: monogyne, polymorph
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas, also under stones
  • Planting: steppe like
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Large colony - Currently not available
With 100 - 200 workers
Colony (red) - Currently not available
With 25 - 50 workers. Extra ordinary red colored Queen.
Small colony - Currently not available
With 30 - 40 workers

Cataglyphis velox

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: cave0001
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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
  • Distribution: Southern Europe (mountain range)
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph
  • Size: Workers: 4 - 13 mm, Queen: 11 - 13 mm
  • 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, also under stones
  • Planting: steppe like
  • Class: medium
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Colony - Currently not available
Contains 50 - 100 workers

Crematogaster scutellaris

Added on: 6/17/2008
Article number: crsc0001
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This is a beautiful colored red-black colored ants species of Southern Europe. This species often forage on long street to their feeding lots. On excitement they raises the gaster upwards similar to a scorpion to defend their attackers with their defense secretion.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Color: shiny black with red head
  • Size: Queen 7 -9 mm
  • Nest building: Nests in death wood of trees.
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects
  • Soil condition: any, wood nests
  • Level: easy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 5-10 workers (2014)
Colony - Currently not available
10 - 20 workers (2013)
Colony - Currently not available
ca 200workers

RENDERING: 97 ms, LOADING: ? ms