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Lasius niger

Added on: 11/2/2006
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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 - 12.90 €
With 10 - 30 workers
Small Colony - Currently not available
With 5-9 workers