My first colony ever is a pheidole megacephala colony, I bought it from a local through the gan project. My first night with them didn't so good around 5 of them were dead in the morning I am sure this was my fault for not offering something for them to eat when I got home with them. My first attempt at feeding them didn't go so well either, that is why I currently have them in a cheap food container that I turned into a formicarium. After that I wanted my first attempt at ant keeping to be a successful one so I bought some ant food and fluon from tarheelants, a digital humidity with temp monitor from eBay and a set of byformica feeder on eBay too. I also have an acrylic formicarium on the way. So far I learned that these ants love humidity it's their best friend, my queen does not leave the moist cotton ball in the test tube at all. They don't like jelly so much but seem to have a taste for superworms and honey. I also noticed that these ants are extremely calm and tame when I open their formicarium for cleaning they don't panic at all they just continue with what they are doing which is normally chilling by the cotton ball.
I bought some red transparent foil to cover their current setup but I felt it let to much light in so I am just covering it up with a towel and have a little dollar store light to make clean up time easier.
Edited by Antz, November 10 2018 - 7:15 PM.