The large colony's pupae have all eclosed since the last update and they are now around 25 workers strong. The batch of eggs mentioned in the last update has hatched and most have already pupated.
From what I've gathered, this species' eggs develop at an average rate, then hatch. The larvae, given a good supply of food, can go from first instar to pupae in just a couple days, but the pupal stage is very slow. I'm expecting this new batch of pupae to eclose in 3 weeks to a month, depending on conditions.
I also gave them some hummingbird nectar for the first time. They chose it over the fruit flies I sprinkled in. They had 6-7 workers drinking from it at one point, which is the most I've seen in the outworld at once.
The small colony had four workers, but one died after it emerged slightly crippled. They are now resting at three workers and a small batch of eggs.
The queen in the drawer still has 2-3 eggs.
Edited by Mettcollsuss, May 17 2018 - 10:21 AM.