Polyrhachis rufifemur 9mm queen
16mm test tube - heat cable
1 nanitic, 1 medium larve, 6 small larvae/ hatched eggs, 1 medium Camponotus larvae
Boy these 2 are really active when heated, and fast.
The queen and the nanitic take turns minding and feeding the brood.
The 3 grains of red dirt in the test tube have been placed ontop the raw honey in the 3D printed dish
Pheidole Colony B - Pheidole sp, all black 8mm queen
16mm test tube - 16mm test tube - polystyrene double chamber setup - heatcable
50 workers. 1 majors, 1 super major?, big stack of brood, third major pupa
Finally got them to fully move into the new test tube.
Putting the bright LED torch on them, with styrofoam on the other side to reflect the light, plus the vibration of handling their test tube caused the queen to run to the new test tube.
Once she moved the rest of the larvae and workers soon followed, within a few minutes