Just another quick update, but soon after I posted the above, the second soldier disappeared. So I guess the soldiers are gone. I wonder if it's because I didn't water them enough?
It's hard to see if it's damp wood or not as I suspect there's some permanent discoloration in the wood, even though I use only distilled water.
I've watered them a few times and will water them again right now. Last time the nymphs acted thirsty, so I bet I'm underwatering.
Now they are DEFINITELY eating away from the windows, so it's getting hard to see them and what they are up to.
Veromessor: pergandei, andrei
Camponotus: fragilis (separate journal), sansabeanus, vicinus
Pogonomyrmex: californicus; subnitidus
Termites: Zootermopsis: angusticollis
(Each genus above has its own journal here on Formiculture)
Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus
Spoods: Phidippus sp.