I've been trying to get a timelapse of a Pogonomyrmex larvae becoming a pupae. They are ideal since they don't have cocoons.
I was hoping to film it happening in the nest, but as you can see the ants move the brood too often.
So my next idea is to steal a larva (one of the ones that has clearly started to change and isn't eating) and set it up to be filmed without any ants around... but I suspect without attention it might just die.
Have any of you tried filming this? How did you do it?