Month: August 2020

Lasius niger escapes. Why is it Always Lasius niger?

Lasius niger Sigh! Here we go again!  More Lasius niger escapes. I have said it many times in the past, and I am saying it again.  Those Lasius niger have to be the naughtiest ant species I have ever experienced.  I could have 100 different species in their respective ant farms, and I can almost guarantee that the only …

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Lasius niger nest building – Colonies Update 6 August 2020

Lasius niger Lasius niger nest building.  Today I noticed that my Lasius niger have expanded their nest somewhat.  This first came to my attention when I was feeding my captive ant colonies.  I noticed that the plastic tubing linking their nesting box with the foraging tank had more soil in it.  It had always had a little soil in …

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