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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,
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.
19.90 EUR -- Queen 2020 + 5 - 10 workers
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