(in order of acquisition)
Crematogaster ashmeadi (The Valentines) -- queen caught May 2017 -- 4000 workers
Camponotus chromaiodes -- colony captured (5 workers at the time) December 2017 -- 30-ish workers (mostly boosted)
Camponotus castaneus -- queen caught ~April 2019 -- 7 workers
Formica pallidefulva -- queen caught June 2019 -- 9 workers
Formica subsericea -- queen caught June 2019 -- 10 workers
All colonies were taken out of hibernation last in early February. No heat was added until two weeks ago. The added heat caused the Formica to immediately acquire brood, whereas up to that point they had done nothing since being removed from hibernation. The Camponotus chromaiodes colony overwintered with no brood, but now has a large pile of brood, including pupae. The Valentines once again have produced alate larvae, and I'm hoping they don't get consumed like last year's did. I've counted five in total.
Edited by FeedTheAnts, March 31 2020 - 8:23 AM.