It's my second Subfamily inclusive journal! Some update for you all that's brighter than my Formicinae.
Whilst I sit here writing up this journal whilst listening to Pink Sand by EX-LYD, my Tetramorium immigrans are caring for about ten new callows! Much more than the original, like, four. She's still pumping out eggs which is a good sign, might not have to hibernate them.
My Myrmica, on the other hand, stopped laying. Without the massive brood pile I could finally count how many queens (I got nine, could be wrong though (probably am lol). I'll probably end up hibernating them by October or something if they continue to not lay. I've also noticed a decrease in workers foraging from a day to day basis. Unfortunately they didn't end up producing alates this year. Still my favourite colony though! My order for a Fallen Fortress from TarheelAnts should be here any day now, so I'll record them moving with either my phone or the old Nikon camera my dad found (if it even still works and it has better ant-video quality than my phone).
My Solenopsis molesta I ended up moving into a terrarium (hold up I'm realising now I don't have any photos, pausing Pokémon D/P/PT Sinnoh Champion Remix). Alright got the photos (this is like 2 minutes after I typed the previous parentheses) (another parentheses: The Fallen Fortress just came, I'll be right back [yes I know it's the S. molesta section be quiet]):
They are nesting under the moss bit on the left.
Am back from doing the moving bit, they're very stubborn I'll give them back.
SUPRISE, I GOT APHAENOGASTER NOW!
No pictures to prove it (good ones, atleast), but they laid one egg. I was in the woods looking for some Terrarium materials (got 10 bites on one arm in under 1 minute) when SUDDENLY, a wild Aphaenogaster colony appeared from the
tall grass rock (under it they were'nt nesting in it). I used 10,000 IQ, took out my shovel, and shoved the entire colony into a bag (gently). I quickly left after that because I could feel diseases such as EEE and Malaria running up my blood stream (moquito moment lol).
And with that, this bit of the journal comes to and end. Somehow, I managed to have fun writing this one (like never happens lol), so have a nice day!