Hello, my name is Kyle and I am brand new to ant keeping. I have done my research and decided to buy a Formica Subsericea and formicarium from Tarheelants. I bought the XL mini hearth and side attached outworld. They came in a genesis test tube with 1 pupae, 10 workers and 1 queen. I followed Tarheels advice from their website and put the test tube in the fridge to calm down the queen and workers from the stress of shipping. I then carefully removed and extracted the genesis slide from the test tube and placed it into the outworld. After about 10 minutes they started to explore the outworld and about a few hours later, they moved into the formicarium. I filled both nest mates and the water tower and placed a small feeding dish in the outworld and put very tiny droplets of honey on the dish for them. One ant came out that same day and fed on the honey. However, they are not moving now. They are huddled up to the left side of the nest away from the water tower (on the right) and aside from moving their antennae and heads, they haven't moved at all. My house isn't cold and I have one edge of the formicarium on an 8w heat pad, because their care sheet calls for warmth and humidity. Is there something I am doing wrong? I didn't see anything on their care sheet about them being nocturnal, but I haven't seen them move from that spot for about 36 hours, of on and off checking. I do have a red acrylic plate over the museum glass and check frequently with a flash light. Can anyone please tell me if I am doing something wrong, or is this normal?
Thank you for your time.