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Camponotus sp. "South America"

Added on: 4/3/2009
Article number: casp0013

Small until medium sized Formicinae that looks a bit similar to our forest ants (Formica). They are not very aggressive, and can be kept together with other ants in one communal basin. It is an imposingly ants species that like light terrariums.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Central- to Southern America
  • Color: yellow-orange
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical rainforest
  • Nest building: In hollow stems and small branches of trees or bushes
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: medium
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Big Colony - Currently not available
With approx. 150-200 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With about 30-40 workers