You'll get Lasius Niger Queen and brood - optional (eggs and pupae) or 1 to 5, 5 to 10 or 10-15+ workers in a plastic test tube set up.
Please choose your colony size from drop down menu.
We post Royal Mail First Class ONLY.

Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.


In case your queen is DOA please message us.
Species: Lasius niger
Common name: Common black garden ant
Colony form: Monogyne (single Queen)
Sizes -Workers: 3-5 mm
Queen: 6-9 mm

Beginner notes:
Lasius Nigerare probably one of the easiest ant species to keep and are very hardy so don’t worry too much about them as long as they have access to water and a steady supply of food, they will flourish and grow into a large colony.
Try not to disturb the ants with vibrations such as tapping on the formicarium or excessive handling of the test tube that the colony resides in. This will stress the Queen out and could result in death as the most serious consequence.
Lasius niger like to live in the dark so keeping the nest dark is a good idea. Covering the nest with red acetate allows you to see the ants and the red colour cannot be distinguished by the ants, so they perceive it to be dark.


Care sheets for Lasius Niger below:


Shipping Restrictions: We do not ship live specimens outside of Europe


These ants are native to the UK and so if you do not want to keep & care them anymore please do release them into the wild.

Any questions? Please ask.


Thank you

Live Queen Ant Lasius niger with 1-30 workers and brood

SKU: LasNiger
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