My son and I have just put together a new colony with Camponotus aeneopilosus in a Tar Heel Mini Hearth - all is going ok so far.
However over the last few days our nest mate has started to be depleted very rapidly.
We fill up the tube and overnight and most of the day it was static - then from the night around dinner time the water in the nest mate was depleted over a few hours.
I figured that either its leaking or the colony is drinking it. The MIni Hearth has a wter tower that is filled up however the queen and eggs are positioned under the nest mate.
Anys thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated.