I'm not sure how big the mini hearth is ... but you could keep them in the tube for a bit. Their numbers are so low.
They sure are neat :-)
Can't wait for your next update.
There's over 20 workers and have at least 8 more that should be emerging any day now. As well as a pretty decent pile of eggs and larvae. I'm hoping they'll do well. Only time will tell. They are currently chomping down on a small moth I caught and froze for them.
Well, apparently the colony agrees with you. They've moved some of the brood back and forth between the test tube and the mini hearth a few times, but they seem to be doing it for the humidity. Just going to wait and see what they do, as I'd rather not dump them in.
So far they've consumed a very small cricket and a bunch of sunburst ant nectar. The Queen is happily laying more eggs, and I even saw a larva enclose this morning!
Currently kept species
L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis
Previously kept species
Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus
Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans
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