Lasius brunneus

Lasius brunneus
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Lasius brunneus
Reference : LFOUR-005
Latin name: Lasius brunneus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae Tribes: Lasiini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Europe and North Africa

Habitat: Tree species commonly found in deciduous forests.

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 7 - 8mm Color: Black head / thorax, dark brown, light yellowish brown legs

Workers: Size: 3 - 4mm Color: Head / brown gaster-black, chest yellow - yellow-brown

Major: No

Male: Size 5mm Color: Black

Food: Honeydew, but also a lot of small insects like mealworms, fly, mosquito, crickets etc ...

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21 - 24 ° C

Hibernation: Yes, from mid-November to early March between 8 and 12 ° C

Nest type: Nest with plaster tubes the first year and after reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Lasius brunneus is a shy type of Lasius with pretty color.

Development: Swarming from late June to mid-August

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 30 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: From 20,000 to 40,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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