June 7, 2019 Collection
I just collected part of a Aphaenogaster colony. I took the queen, some workers, some eggs, and one fat larva and put them in a test tube setup. Based on their darker coloration, I would guess that they are A. picea. I put a immobilized baby cricket in there and one of the workers immediately started attacking it. It then ran back to the queen. They already made a brood pile and are huddled around the queen. There are 2 live workers I think and many more back at the rock that they lived under. I may collect more later.
Edited by Kaelwizard, June 9 2019 - 12:39 PM.