I'm about to leave on vacation for at least five weeks with no access to any sort of internet connection, so I'm going to update this journal one last time before I leave. The small colony had a few more workers eclose; the total is now six workers. They also go their first large major.
The large colony is at 30ish workers, but they have no brood other than one or two pupae. This paired with the fact that I'm leaving for several weeks, I think the easiest solution would be to reverse hibernate them. When they come out of hibernation, they'll have a new THA Fortress waiting for them.
Edited by Mettcollsuss, October 25 2018 - 2:59 PM.