October 5, 2017
This little colony has changed a lot since the last update. Due to the very limited amounts of eggs these queens are able to produce at one time, getting this colony started has been slow. The first nanitic actually died after the second nanitic was born, and the death may have been caused by a thread of cotton that had tied itself around the worker. Another worker was born after that, making 2 workers once again. And some more workers to come very soon, as you can see.
The past several days, the queen has laid at least 8 more little noodle eggs. That's the most I've ever seen her lay in such a short time period. I am excited to see the growth of this colony and can't wait to see the first majors. The queen also still has that one wing left, although it looks to have been bitten down.
Sorry for cloudy photos. The test tube is not very clean anymore.
Edited by Aaron567, October 5 2017 - 8:22 PM.
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