It's been a bit since I've made any kind of Journal, I may not be able to keep ants the same way as I once was but I can still keep various beetle colonies, incl. my Mealworm Colony, Attagenus unicolor (Black Carpet Beetles) and seasonably Dermestes lardarius or the Larder beetle. They are found throughout most of the world so they are a pretty common species, and what I like most about them is their Life-Cycle is very short, compared to most Dermestids anyway. Usually around 50-60 Days at my room temperature of 73f from egg to Adult. But the main reason I'm making this Journal is because of the sheer amount of Adults I was able to collect/continuing to Collect this year:
They are pretty fun and move very fast, and also fly so you have to make sure you always keep a lid on things.
Here is also a look at a Male and some Females for the size differences: [I also really like this image because for once it's not as garbage as most of my images]
The main thing I'm wanting to try testing out is some population dynamics, such as collecting eggs and removing them to prevent cannibalism etc. I have some methods that I want to test out such as black construction paper that is easily removed from the main colony and placed into a setup made for hatching out larvae, that I will have to monitor to make sure I take out larvae as soon as I can see them when they start hatching to prevent them from eating any unhatched eggs.