Prenolepis nitens

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Rearing Sheet for Prenolepis nitens (Little Honey Pot Ant)


Prenolepis nitens are our European little honey pot ants. They can have beautiful gasters. However, their rearing is quite challenging.


General Information:
Rearing Difficulty: Difficult
Geographical Distribution: Southeastern Europe
Origin: Hungary
-Queen Size: 10mm
-Worker Size: 3-4mm
-Polygynous: No
-Mature Colony Size: 2,000 workers


Maintenance Information:
Humidity: 60-80%
Temperature: 20-26°C
Diapause: Yes, a diapause at 6-12°C is required for 3 to 4 months.
Ant Farms: Any mineral ant farm with a humid area suitable for the colony’s size will be suitable for them, preferring a nest with small chambers.
Food: Sugary liquids and insects


The colonies and queens of Prenolepis nitens that we sell are all guaranteed to arrive 100% alive, with healthy brood and a clean test tube.


See what the colony you’re purchasing looks like on our YouTube channel.

Colony size

Queen with brood, Queen + 1-3 workers


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