Just read through to todays update, it looks awesome. I especially love the golden color of the parasitic species, and I'm glad they seem to have pulled through the alcohol incident. With that last picture though, it made me what kind of nest you're using, did you make that?
It's an Inception Chamber from Tarheel Ants. I like it a lot, but my only complaint is that the outworld molds quickly. This doesn't seem to bother the ants in the least bit, but it bothers me . I'm constantly scraping the mold and vacuuming it out. If I didn't start making my own formicariums, it wouldn't stop me from buying another one though.https://tarheelants....-chamber-3-inch
This is such an interesting journal. I caught a Lasius interjectus queen earlier this season, but didn't have enough time to invest in learning how to raise parasitic queens. However, this journal makes me want to start reading up on caring for them so that I am ready next time I find another queen.
I remember, I was so jealous that all of you guys were posting Id requests for L. Interjectus. I wanted to find one so bad, I was even willing to buy one from someone in Michigan but nobody had any for sale. I ended up getting lucky and finding a bunch right after a flight though. Hopefully those go as smoothly as this one.
Thanks to both of you for taking the time to read all of this. I enjoy logging all of this stuff, but the real gratification comes from knowing that people are learning from my successes and failures. I get so much from this site and its users, it feels good to give back even a little.
Edited by Jamiesname, July 11 2018 - 6:04 PM.