u/Martholomeus.
Hey, I'm looking to start a colony. As much as I love these 3d-nests, I’m going to have to switch to Ytong soon with this colony growth rate. Archived. Lasius Niger brood. Colony Growth Rate - posted in General Ant Keeping: I started ant-keeping this summer and Im looking for some time-tables on colony growth. 2. Posted by. I know that this varies from species to species, but I dont even have a ballpark figure right now and I have like 6 different species of queens. Colonies can grow to quite massive proportions of over 50.000 workers – if you wish for a good beginner species that is equally adaptable but less aggressive and doesn't grow that big take a look at Formica fusca.

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Close. Beginner starting a Lasius Niger colony. I'm 28 and have had a fascination with ants since I can remember. Under good conditions they can easily grow to over 1000 workers in year 2. As much as I love these 3d-nests, I’m going to have to switch to Ytong soon with this colony growth rate Close. 23. Each colony has got a single queen and can grow into tens of thousands of workers. So I've ordered my first queen I ordered 1 Lasius Niger queen with 5-10 workers from Queen Ant Store. Lasius Niger brood. Beginner starting a Lasius Niger colony.
I'm almost ready to order a queen … They are survivors and can handle harsh environments and situations.

Was just wondering what the growth speed is for a colony, how long will it take to get 20 workers, 50, 100? Lasius niger, or the black garden ant, is a very easy species to keep.