Camponotus turkestanicus


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Rearing Sheet for Camponotus turkestanicus

Camponotus turkestanicus is a species originating from the desert, found in Central Asia, mainly in Xinjiang, China. They boast a beautiful red color and large size. Being rather prolific, the colonies quickly become aggressive.


General Information:
Rearing Difficulty: Easy
Geographical Distribution: From northern China to the Middle East
Origin: China (Xinjiang region)
-Queen Size: 18mm
-Worker Size: 6 to 15.5mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: about 5,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 40-60%
Temperature: 20-28°C (ideal at 26°C)
Diapause: Yes, a diapause between 8 and 12°C is required during the winter period
Ant Farms: Any ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will be suitable for them.
Food: Sugary liquids and insects


The Camponotus turkestanicus colonies and queens we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with healthy brood and a clean test tube.


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