Lasius Flavus commonly known as the yellow meadow ant
They spend a vast magority of their time underground farming root aphids.
Queens are a light brown with yellow a underbelly whilst workers are a lovely orange / yellow making for a truly beautiful Ant colony.
They are quite a timid species and very rarely found above ground apart from during Nuptial flight time.
Queen: Size:8mm Workers: Size: 2-4mm Major: N/A
Protein and Sugars are Required: Wax Worms / roaches /crickets are eaten by this Species.
Nesting: Test tube whilst founding , for best growth
I recommend a natural set up although they will be ok in a man made set up.
Temperature : UK room Temps are ok
They Hibernate between November and March
Colony Size when mature : 10,000
Mono/Poly: Monogyne and Polygyne when in a very large natural set up where queens can be kept separately from each other.
Fully/Semi claustral : Fully claustral- feeding not required until first workers