Prenolepis nitens / winter ant / false honeypot ant

35€      –     Queen with 15-20 workers
They also called “winter ants” because they like colder temperature. These ants appear firsts at the early-spring. If the summer too hot for them they became passive and fall asleep like during the winter hibernation. They have two casts: have simple workers and some workers develop to honeypots.
Colonyform:                     monogyn, polygyn
Queen:                               8 – 10 mm / head and thorax brown, gaster yellow
Worker:                             3 – 4 mm / reddish brown
Nutrition:                         honey (sugar) and insects (meat)
Arena humidity:            30 – 50%
Nest humidity:               50 – 70%

Arena temperature:     20 – 28°C
Nest temperature:        21 – 25°C

Hibernation:                  yes, 3 months
Founding:                       claustral (without feeding)
Colonysize:                     up to 20.000 workers
For beginners:        ★★★★✩

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