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Lasius niger ||Live Queen|| [Garden Ant]

Lasius niger ||Live Queen|| [Garden Ant]

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Workers in colony

Lasius niger, Otherwise known as the Garden ant is arguably one of the best starter ant species you can get your hands on. These basic ants are significantly more aggressive than lasius neoniger and swarms their prey given they have enough workers. 

The special option here indicates 5 queens in one tube upon purchase. However, these queens will have to be eventually separated from each other as they are secondary monogynous (will kill each other after workers). 

Queens size: 8-9 mm

Worker size: 3-4 mm

Major size:  false 

Multiqueen:  false 

Nuptial flight timeframe: Big flights tend to occur in August-September 

Hibernation: True, November-March at 1-10 celcius


Care Guide:

Despite their hardy nature, it is still important to provide proper care for an optimal growing season. 


Lasius niger will eat anything they get their hands on. From insects (beetle larvae, fruit flies, or roaches) to meat (ham, turkey bacon, or chicken) and carbohydrates like Honey, sugar water, or nectar. 

Temperature and Humidity:

The temperature should be kept from 18-29C and humidity between 30-65% (room humidity)

Ant nest

Lasius niger will do great in any of our setups. When choosing the size of the nest, the colony should take up at least 40%+ of the nest capacity to insure the colony doesn't feel vulnerable and stressed. 


The wide selection of Esthetic Ant nests is perfect for Lasius niger.

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