Lasius emarginatus

Lasius emarginatus
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Lasius emarginatus
Reference : LFOUR-011
Latin name: Lasius emarginatus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae Tribes: Lasiini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographical distribution: Europe, Caucasus

Habitat: Open lands and forest areas, often found in ruderal areas and urban areas

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 8 - 9mm Color: Glossy black with a slightly brownish glow,

Worker: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Bright black with a slightly brownish glow,

Major: No

Male: Size 3.5 - 4.5mm 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 12 and 15 ° C

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Lasius emarginatus is a very aggressive ant species that defends its territory and food sources relentlessly against others. Frequently create permanent pathways to particularly productive food sources.

Development: Swarming from June to July.

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

Size of the colony: Up to 10,000 individuals, the queen can reach the age of 25 years.

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