Hey guys. I have 2 colonies of C. laevissimus at the moment with another one incoming soon. I know these ants don't really grow all that fast and it's already July, but I thought I'd document them for now and see how far they get by the end of the year. I hope 15 workers might be a reasonable estimate, but they both have very few workers and I'm probably going to hibernate them by November.
I was so used to having calm C. vicinus pose for photos, and when these started freaking out in the lightbox, I was really confused . I managed to get a few photos, but there is some ribbing distortion in the tubes. I do sort of want to move them out into these new 18mm tubes that I got, but since there's really no reason to other than my personal satisfaction, I just let them be.
The first colony has 2 workers and 2 pupae.