Lasius cf. niger Queen Ant
All Queens are caught from the 2022 nuptial flights, limited to ONE FREE QUEEN ANT per order.
Latin Name: Lasius cf. niger
Common Name: Black Garden Ant
Distribution: UK, Europe
Foundation: Fully Claustral
Morphology: Monomorph (Single Size)
Colony form: Monogyne (Single Queen)
Appearance of the Queen: 8-9mm long, Dark brown with a light sheen
Appearance of the Workers: 3-5mm long, Dark brown/Black
Difficulty rating (1 Easy – 2 Intermediate – 3 Expert): 1 (Hardy and easy to rear)
Temperature: Nest (18°C – 25°C), Arena (18°C – 25°C)
Humidity: Nest (50% – 60%), Arena (30% – 60%)
Feeding: Insect protein, sugar water, honey water
Nest forms: Ytong, Acrylic, Natural Soil
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