Lasius americanus
  • Lasius americanus

    Lasius americanus is a small dark species of ant that is beginner-level.

     

    STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY LASIUS AMERICANUS: All Continental States EXCEPT Nevada

    • Species Info

      Lasius americanus is a very easy species to keep. They aren't picky with feeding, they take sugars and proteins, especially fruit flies and sugarwater. 

       

      Lasius americanus benefits from a heat source but does not require one. They prefer to heat their pupae. 

       

      This species requires a diapause period. This period should last 3-4 months ideally. During this time, the ants need to be cooled down to a low temperature. Around 40 degrees fahrenheit is best. You can achieve diapause by placing the ants in a controlled cooling unit, such as a wine cooler, mini fridge, or regular fridge if temperatures are safe. If you cannot use any of these, a non-heated room which stays above freezing could work. 

       

      Brood development takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks, usually about 6-7. Colonies can reach the dozens first year and hundreds second year, growing very quickly above 1000 after that given they are fed enough. 

       

      Queen size: 5-7mm

      Worker size: 2.5-4mm

    • Live Arrival Guaranteed

      If ants arrive in bad condition, contact us for help. Live arrival is guaranteed.

    • SHIPPING INFO

      Shipping happens from Monday-Wednesday. During the winter, shipping may cost more due to the need of a heat pack. 

    $15.00Price