I got this Formica colony from antguy a while back, but I never thought to make a journal for the species. They are fun to keep and also very unpredictable. I'm not sure how large the colony will grow, but I know they can get pretty big. Right now, they're nested in a mini hybrid nest from AntsCanada that I got for free. I was worried they weren't getting enough protein these last few days, so I dropped some meat inside their outworld. Interestingly, I only saw them take it back to their nest today, after it had already dried up. Then, they started rehydrating the meat with the hummingbird nectar I was feeding it. That's why it's all red Maybe they just like red meat?
Here's a video. Sorry if I seem to be moving the camera around too fast. I'll try to keep it in one place next time.
I also have a few pictures from some days ago.