The single dealate has gotten her first worker! She's still got 9 pupae, 3 large larvae, a few small larvae and a new batch of 20 or so eggs. I am super excited for this queen! Its been a little over a month since I first collected her from her founding cell, which is a total egg-to-worker period of about 5 weeks. It would have been faster if I were heating her, but my heating cable went out so I'm buying a new one. I'll actually be moving all my ants to a metal rack system where I can more easily view and heat them. Anyway, I'm getting an Inception chamber ready for them I think, but I'm still trying to decide which chamber design I like better for them. I'll get pictures of the incipient colony later.
Edited by TennesseeAnts, August 26 2021 - 6:22 AM.