Pheidole sp, light red head, dark red body, 6-7mm
I have her in my double test tube modded setup, with a polystyrene foam chamber entrance
in red test tube rack
clump of brood, 3-4 pupa.
A few pupa are starting to turn yellow now, so I think nanitics in a week's time, maybe 2 weeks since no heat cable.
Won't need to feed them until 5-6 workers I think.
Also noticed a slight crack on the plastic test tube... how it got there I have not idea!?
In any case this test tube mod has been successful. The water in the second test tube is only down to 50% after all this time.
There is no mold on the wicking cotton, I can refill it, and the queen and brood have been living and growing just fine in it.
Pheidole Colony F - Banished Phediole sp. red head/black body 9mm queen - originally a partner of Pheidole Colony A
8 Nanitics, small clump of brood
I opened their test tube up and left it outside,I no longer want them around...
But they aren't leaving the test tube...