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Camponotus sp. 6

Added on: 02/20/10
Article number: casp0014

A small Southeast Asian Camponotus species which nests in dry tree branches like our native Camponotus truncatus. Their major workers also closes the nests entries with their plug alike heads and they are even different colored as the normal workers. The Queen attracts attention with her silvery striped gaster. Some keeping notes: nest area shouldn't be kept too moist.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Color: Major worker: black with red head, Queen: black with silvery striped gaster
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: tropical (moist)
  • Nest building: dry tree branches
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers