I'm actually using a Byformica GrowTube & outworld, so thank you!
I'm basically a total novice so am looking to get as much information as I can. Ideally what I was looking for was a detailed document about lasius niger behaviour; social & communicative behaviour, feeding behaviour, good signs, warning signs etc, without having to dig through a load of scientific journals where each paper generally centres on a very specific part of the behavior.
Also, the workers started to pile loose elements in the entrance to the GrowTube, I added a tiny bit more soil /sand to see what they would do. They outlined the entire entrance tube which was cool, but they've also piled quite a bit on top of the hydration element (connected to the reservoir) in the central chamber which the queen and brood are housed in. Will this affect it's ability to keep the area humid? How exactly does the humidity system work? Do they drink from the three elements connected to the two reservoirs in the GrowTube, or do they also need other access to water? I have a liquid feeder with Sunburst in there, do they also need access to regular water? (And if so does it have to be distilled?).
How often do I need to reapply fluon?
Also, are you still selling the blue ant food formula?
Sorry for the bombardment!