1. Location In my yard in SE Alberta.
2. Today's date Sept 27, 2018
1. I was splitting wood in my yard and a few ants came out of the piece I was splitting. Wood pile has only been there since April 2018
2. Collected Sept 26, 2018
3.Semi arid environment here
4.not sure how long.
5 Head and abdoment dark, thorax red.
8. Nest would be small and inside the innermost layer of the very hard wood. i've seen them going in and out. Not sure how many. Queen never came out thru the pounding during splitting.
Sorry for the poor pics. I put the wood inside large container. Made up a test tube with attached portal and put maple syrup and a cut up mealworm. This is in my kitchen now - its big! Needs to move lol
Not sure what to do next.