Lasius niger (Common Black Garden Ant) are an excellent beginner species of ant. They are easy to keep, colonies grow fast and can be kept at room temperature.
Queen: 6-10mm Long
Workers: 2-5mm Long
Food's: Honey water & Protein (dead insects + Protein Jelly)
Temperature: 16 - 25 degrees can be kept at room temperature, however a heat mat with thermostat will speed up growth.
Hibernation Required: Yes.
Life span of Queen: 10 years
(Unfortunately Due to US shipping regulations, these Cannot be shipped to the US)