I have several founded camponotus chromaiodes colonies from earlier this year. Some were becoming difficult to feed in the tube setup, so I moved into tubes/cubes setups. One colony also moved into a 3d printed nest connected to the outworld. I noticed the colony in the 3d printed nest moved out and just fully in the outworld earlier today. I realized there is a problem and I need to work towards a solution. I attached a pic of the setup and colony outside of nest now.
I am currently keeping most of my colonies in my shop and the temperature/humidity out there I believe is starting to cause issues for this species. It is roughly 96F ish+ during evening and night. Some other species, P. bicarinata, S. Richteri and Cromatagaster are doing great.
Are there any recommendations to accommodate for this species? My house is between 75-65F and wasnt sure if that was too chilly for them. I do not have any rooms safe from Cats, so it would have to be a closet or something similar if indoors.
Edited by DarkCerebral, July 8 2022 - 5:43 PM.