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About Lasius niger


European Species- Common Garden Ant

Temperature: Nest 20- 25°C Outworld 18- 28°C

Humidity: Nest 40- 60% Outworld 30- 60%

Hibernation: Yes from the end of October to the end of March at 8- 5°C 

Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.

Colony form: Monogyne (single Queen per colony) Average 7,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.

Sizes: Queen- 9mm/ Worker- 3.5- 4.5mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No


Description: Lasius niger are known as the common garden ant due to being found everywhere in Europe. They're a very tough species and perfect for beginners. They grow very quickly and you could expect a mature colony within a couple of years. Id ALWAYS recommend this species as your first!

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Lasius niger

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