Lasius niger

15€       –    queen with 10-25 workers
Easy to keep, the colony develop very fast. Lasius niger is a very tough and resourceful ant. Good for beginners. Within 3 years they can reach a population up to 10.000 workers. Egg to worker: 6-8 weeks (it depends from the temperature).
Colonyform:                    monogyn
Queen:                               9 mm / black with light brown shimmer
Worker:                             3-5 mm / black with light brown shimmer
Nutrition:                         honey (sugar) and insects (meat)
Arena humidity:            30 – 50%
Nest humidity:               50 – 60%

Arena temperature:     18 – 28°C
Nest temperature:        21 – 24°C

Hibernation:                  yes, from end of October 4-5 months
Founding:                       claustral (without feeding)
Colonysize:                     up to 30.000 workers
For beginners:        ★★★★★

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