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Lasius cf. lasioides

Added on: 12/17/2010
Article number: lacf0001
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Lasius lasioides is a small Lasius species distributed in Southern of Europe and hence doesn't require deep hibernation. In contrary to Laius niger this species is colored more blackish-brown (especially their limbs) and is a bit smaller (2-3 mm). It is also less aggressive. Nests are builded well in deadwood as under stones (in soil).

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Size: Workers: 2 - 3 mm, Queen: 7 - 8 mm
  • Color: blackish-brown
  • Distribution: Southern Europe (Lowlands)
  • Nutrition: primary honey- or sugar water and later protein in the form of insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 28 °C
  • Nest building: soild nests, deathwood
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Lasius emarginatus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: laem0001
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Two colored, monogyne Lasius species with distribution in Middle Euope. It is the fastest moving Lasius species with the best optical orientation and good recruition.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Size: Workers: 3,5 - 5 mm, Queen: 8 - 9 mm
  • Color: two colored (see Photo)
  • Distribution: Middle Europe
  • Nutrition: primary insects, but also nectar and sweet fruits
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20° - 25° C
  • Nest building: Nists under stones, between brickwork or in rotten wood. Will also partly creates carton nests.
  • Planting: not necessary
  • Class: very easy
  • Safety note: This species should be kept in break out safe environment because this species can also be found near or in houses.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 100 - 200 workers

Lasius flavus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: lafl0001
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Lasius flavus is a quince yellow ant species which is distributed throughout Europe. This species favor sunny places and can be found in the meadow between grass stems. It is a monogyne species.

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Queen - 3.90 €
Small Colony - 9.00 €
With 3 - 6 workers
Colony - Currently not available
Colony with 15 - 30 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
With at least 100 workers

Lasius niger

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: lani0001
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Lasius niger is a aggressive shinny black ant species which is widely distributed throughout Europe. This species favor sunny places like waysides or sunny hills. It is a monogyne species.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Size: Workers: 3,5 - 5 mm, Queen: 8 - 9 mm
  • Color: shinny black
  • Distribution: throughout Europe
  • Nutrition: primary honey- or sugar water and later protein in the form of insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20° - 25° C
  • Nest building: Soil nests, builds small soil based mounds between grass stems or under stones
  • Planting: Grass or similar (not suitable for the arena)
  • Class: very easy
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Queen - 2.80 €
Colony - Currently not available
With 15 - 30 workers
Small Colony - Currently not available
With 5-9 workers

Leptothorax acervorum

Added on: 4/24/2008
Article number: leac0001
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Small red-brown colored Myrmicinae which can be kept in small terrariums. It is also a preferred species for a conjoint with other ants because it is not dominant and avoids any conflicts with other ants.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: bicolored (red-brown)
  • Size:
  • Nest size: Medium (80 - 200 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn and polygyn
  • Distribution: Southern- to Northern Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in rotten wood, small branches or under bark
  • Planting: any
  • Class: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20 workers

RENDERING: 97 ms, LOADING: ? ms