Hello, this is my very first post.
I have a small colony of Camponotus Sansabeanus. About 60-75 ants as of today (3/26).
The colony was at ~15 when I first got them back in August 2022.
They've been housed in the formicarium shown in the photos since the very beginning.
Everything is fine in general!
Recently, about three weeks ago, they moved a bunch of the eggs, larva and pupae into the water test tube w the blue sponge.
It's like a 50/50 split between the main formicarium and the test tube.
A couple questions:
1- The water in the test tube is about gone. I'd like to refill the water. How do I get them to move out?
2- How do I properly grow the formicarium through addition keeping the future of the formicarium in mind. What is the next logical step?
Should I add another test tube, or add another formicarium just like the one I have already?
They seem happy and thriving.