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Latin name: Lasius paralienus
Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae Tribes: Lasiini
Breeding level: Beginner
Geographical distribution: Central to Southern Europe
Habitat: Prefers grasslands and steppes
Colony form: Monogyne
Queen: Size: 8 - 9mm Color: Brownish body, legs and mandibles yellow brown
Workers: Size: 3 - 5mm Color: Brownish
Male: Size 3.5 - 4.5mm Color: Brown
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: Behavior very similar to Lasius niger with different colors.
Development: Swarming from August to September
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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