So a little backstory first,
My whole ant-keeping career (about 1.5 years now) I have kept mainly Solenopsis Xyloni ants. I have had 2 main attempts at allowing them to move into a proper formicarium (an AC Omni-nest). Both attempts so far have failed drastically, either resulting in the colonies death, or near death.
But more recently, after the failure of my second attempt, I pondered an idea. I wondered If I could simply raise a colony from queen to thousands of workers, directly inside of the Omni nest. This is my experiment. I have caught another Solenopsis Xyloni queen from blacklighting 2 days ago. Yesterday, I cleaned my Omni nest thoroughly and isolated a single chamber directly next to a hydration chamber. Theoretically this should simulate a test tube setup. Although not much has happened in a day (she has layed a few eggs though), I will update this thread for anyone who is interested in this concept of gradually "unlocking" chambers for your colony to live in.
Any feedback is appreciated, but please no hate comments.
Edited by Theantguy14, September 7 2017 - 4:57 PM.