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Species: Camponotus pilicornis


Breeding difficulty: Medium


Castes: Yes


Size :

  • Queen: 16-17 millimeters
  • Workers: 6-8 millimeters
  • Soldiers: 10-15 millimeters


Type of foundation: Independent clastral


Harvest location: France


Number of gynes: Monogyne


Rearing temperatures: 26-28 degrees


Rearing humidity: 60-70%


Food: Insects and sweet liquids


Hibernation: Yes, 3 months at around 15 degrees


Type of nest: Reconstituted stone, resinated plaster, terrarium, cellular concrete


Description: Camponotus pilicornis is a fairly rare species from southern Europe, it has a yellow-orange color which makes it one of the most beautiful species of European Camponotus.

Camponotus pilicornis

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