14th May 2018
Melophorus sp.- red black 6-7mm queen
I can't find the one of the two smaller workers, which are most likely are nanitics, so I assume it has expired and they ate her, as there is no sign of her body. I did notice her wandering the outworld the last few days in a strange manner - the usual sign they are about to die for my ants so far. The two current larger workers should live for at least a year or more so I'm not too worried, if the last nanitic dies. And there is a major and one more regular worker to come in 1-2months time, but the queen needs to start laying more eggs soon...
Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant) 10mm queen
Fifth worker (nanitic?) eclosed last night - and i noticed just in time to see 1-2 workers cleaning her, and she being rather clumsy and falling all over the place for a while
I actually took some video, but being in a rush, I had all the wrong settings for it, so it didn't turn out as good as I hoped it would.
Might still post it later
The rest of the 4 or so cocoons may also eclose this week or the next so things are about to get more crowded.
I finally saw a worker sipping the raw honey dish on her own in the outworld last week, for the first time.