I just wanted to share what I have. I am a fan of the little acorn ants which I normally find them in old acorns and walnuts on the ground.
Temnothorax curvispinosus queens were captured on June 26 thru June 27 of 2021.
They were spotted flying and walking around a house lamp (color warm) and by lit lamps (color cool) from a school building around 10 pm at night.
I remember that it rained for a short period of time during the day, long before night came.
Now,(Jan. 2022) there are 15 workers and 40 larvae.
I have them in this DIY setup that I got from the container store.
I believe the so called “boxbox” brand. The acrylic mini container and the Petri dish like pieces were melted together as well as glued with hot glue gun, among many other details that you may notice from the pictures.
Added sand from Zoo Med brand (desert white sand).
I feed them springtails, fruit flies and a mixture of honey/water or maple/water.
Hope you find it interesting!