Saved this lady from a swimming pool back in late July in central New Jersey and have been raising this incipient colony since. Brood was quick to rear and I've got about two dozen workers and one big-headed major that I need to photograph in a future update for my journal. I'm guessing a Pheidole sp. of some sort? They're so tiny (I thought my Tapinoma ants were small) that the minor workers are around 1.5 mm or so. Difficult to get some decent pics for their size and the plastic tube I used causes distortion.
I tried getting an antennae shot.
They're growing fast and I'm wondering what I should upgrade them too. I've got THA Mini-Hearths I want to try out but I'm wary of how tiny these gals are.
Edited by Boog, October 8 2020 - 8:26 AM.