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Becky's Lasius cf niger

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#21 Offline Becky - Posted August 9 2022 - 2:05 PM


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Hello everybody,


yesterday I observed them caring for their brood - and they have a lot. (y)







Ants kissing! <3 :D





Over the night they put some substrate from the outworld into the tube, probably to support the larvae with spinning the cocoons. :thinking:

Another reason might be to cover the remnants of the sugar water they got earlier.





I'm looking for some ants. :seeking:



There! A little black spot! :pointing:





That's the first time I have seen a worker outside of the tube! :yes:


Edited by Becky, August 9 2022 - 2:08 PM.

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#22 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 9 2022 - 4:30 PM


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So cute!! Keep up the great work.
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#23 Online AntsDakota - Posted August 9 2022 - 9:29 PM


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I love Lasius niger. While our Lasius over here are quite cute and quirky imo, Lasius niger seems to have almost every advantage on them. They're faster growing, more aggressive, and seem to be a tougher and hardier species overall. Afterall, they naturally compete with Tetramorium for resources, so they have to be pretty resilient. 

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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version

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