Lasius niger colony queen and 5-10 workers

Lasius niger colony queen and 5-10 workers

Lasius niger, the black garden or black garden ant. Ant colony with gyne (queen), spawn and 5 to 10 workers. ...More information
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Ant colony Lasius niger 5-10 workers


The Lasius niger colony is also called black garden or black garden ant. Our ant colonies consist of a queen with brood and several workers. This number depends on the number of eggs that developed into ant (egg-larva-pupa-ant). This colony has been 5 to 10 workers, and the workers are thus handled by the queen ant itself.

Suitable for

The ant colony is intended for the ant farms of acrylic, gypsum and sand. We also recommend the use of an arena. The ants there can get their nourishment and bringing waste. Many products have integrated an arena. For the first time the tube has enough room for the colony. On several Ant Farms You can find these ant colony in a back combination offer price.
Find your ants to a gel ant farm, we recommend the ant family.

Packing and Shipping

In the picture you can see how the product actually supplied by us. The colony is in a test tube with a cotton behind what the water supply in order to keep the tube nest partially damp. The colony can be up to a few weeks without treatment in this tube (after receipt). As long as we give warranty for the life of the queen. Does the queen not alive or it dies within a few weeks, we will provide a replacement colony.

Specifications and information

Scientific name Lasius niger
Dutch name Black (or brown) black garden ant
Difficulty Class 1. beginner
Queen | Gyne: 8-9 mm
workers: 3-6 mm
Type colony: Monogyn, one queen per nest
Type of litter: Sand Nests, relatively deep, often under stones
Temperature: Room temperature, 15-30 degrees
hibernation: No, but hibernation. Our advice: slightly cooler
take around 10-15 degrees. For example, in the basement,
cooler attic or barn. November-February
Our experience: even in winter on kamertemeratuur
keep this ant colonies develop well.
Power supply: Sugar or honey water and small insects:
Our advice for smaller colonies: fruit flies.
humidity: Simple. Opinion: Part nest holding something moist
distribution: (Western Europe
Opinion Ant Farm: Acrylic, gypsum or sand, including use Arena Area
Comments: Lasius niger is the most common ant species
in the Netherlands. You can find them everywhere in gardens, forests and
to the road. With patience you can put them in an ant
also rear and observe farm. In most of the
Ant Farm they grow into colonies
hundreds or a few thousand ants. And if you want
it bigger, then of course you can always stay extra

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