Update #19: The Heatwave (August 12 2022)
All colonies are growing steadily
There's a heatwave going on right now in the Netherlands, hopefully these desert-steppe ants pay no mind to these temperatures!
Made a sixth Ytong nest for the colony
They moved in fast
I was wondering why some nests looked empty on certain days and suspected there were a lot of workers hidden in the outworld...
Yup, they've been using that wooden log as a little outworld-hideout! There were hundreds of ants in the crevasses as well
[ Population: ~150 ]
Colony D has lots of brood of their own now
No large pupae yet, but those should appear soon. Hoping to see red-headed majors!