Queen size: 6-9mm (lifespan 10-15 years)
Worker size: 3-5mm. (2 months)
Diet: Insects, fruit, honey.
Habitat: Urban, stones, soil.
Nuptial Flight: May-August
Very tough and well-fortified Ants, which will grow to a great colony by good support. Within 3 years they can reach a population up to 10,000 workers. In nature they cultivate sap insects on roses, elder, red-/black-currant and so on. They will also collect insect parts and take them back to the nest
Lasius Niger Queen + 2-5 Workers
What you get with your starter pack?
1 Fertile queen with or without workers
1 tube of honey
1 spare test tube
A caresheet on selected species, kindly written by me.
All packed with ecofreindly biodegradable bubble wrap in a strong box. With 1st class shipping.