Lasius niger (Common Black Garden Ant) are an excellent beginner species of ant. They are easy to keep, colonies grow fast and can be kept at room temperature.
Description of Queen: 6-10mm Long, Black / Dark Brown
Description of Workers: 2-5mm Long, Black / Dark Brown
Food requirements: Honey water & Protein (dead insects)
Humidity: 30% - 50% RH
Temperature: 16 - 25 degrees C
Hibernation Required: Yes. Hibernate between October/November to March/April below 10 degrees (but always above freezing)
Life span of Queen: 10 years
Queen Ant (and workers if specified) will be included in a test tube with water supply.
Please see our other items for suitable formicaria to grow your colony.
All domestic species are shipped via 1st Class Recorded (UK) or International Tracked and Signed (worldwide). Ants will be shipped Monday to Wednesday only to prevent them being delayed over a weekend.