Well hello there,
and welcome to my fascinating journal about my Camponotus sansabeanus.
It has been a rocky start so far. I ordered these from AntsEmporium on November 15. Unfortunately for me, AntsEmporium just moved to a new facility, and they were not expecting orders so soon. It was also close to Thanksgiving, so my order was delayed. I just received the ants yesterday (but not the byFormica feeders I also ordered), and there were more workers than expected (not a bad thing). The test tube they came in was flooded, so there was at least one that drowned, and the deliveryman chucked the package with them in it at my door (I guess that's what you do with packages that don't say "fragile" ). I immediately got the survivors into a Mini Hearth and they seem to be doing well. Most of the workers are in the nest portion, but the queen and a small number of workers have decided that a corner of the outworld is very comfortable. I believe they have ten workers currently, as well as some larvae. I have provided them with byFormica Sunburst and a chopped up mealworm. They seem to have acclimated well to their new environment.
It isn't the best, as I am still getting used to my new lens. They also weren't in an easy spot to photograph unless I took it through the dirty wall.
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