T. immigrans — 12 ladies, I think another dozen about to eclose, currently in an AC test tube+portal connected to an undergroundciti starter nest for feeding/eventual expansion, definitely my favorite
P. imparis — 22 ladies, would be my favorite because they're so cute and chubby, but unfortunately boring as snot so far. Bought them this summer as an 8-girl colony with the rest eclosing since, currently in a tarheel bifurcated mini
A. picea — Little lady ran up to me at the cat dish in my second floor apartment about a month ago. Founding brood ball seems to have a couple larva in it about a month after capture, it's hard to tell how many nanitics to expect (from an initial egg batch of 9-10) or when to expect them. I know these ladies can have slow nanitics development, though I've currently got her heated at 77-86F (bad about watching my cheap heating pad). Currently in an AC tube, planning to connect to another portal with a (custom sized) grout insert tube from Por Amor for them to hopefully move into shortly afterward. Because their workers are individually so much bigger than the other two and likely to be more active, I have high hopes that they'll be my new favorites next summer (though the tetras will be crazy in total numbers by then I'm sure haha). I'm hoping by next summer they'll be ready to expand beyond tubes and I can move them into a medium sized undergroundciti nest that I'm excited to use.
I had multiple pennsylvanicus queens earlier who all died or were infertile unfortunately, and while I'd loooove an L. neoniger queen and looked a few times, doesn't seem likely I'll be able to do any additional anting this year and the season's already coming to a close here so probably not
Edited by m99, September 7 2021 - 8:49 PM.