I don't think you need direct contact with AC, their formicariums are not any different than others. The simple answer is to keep the colony in a test tube until they reach at least 20 workers. Failure to do so will result in a lopsided humidity, and all of that unused space will only build mold and mites, not to mention the queen/colony will likely be dead before all this happens. There really is no reason why you'd move a small colony, let alone single queen, into a formicarium.
Well, by the time I get the nest, she will probably have at least 20 workers! They said it could take over a month to send it out to me, so I wanted to get it before I needed it.
I understand everyone is concerned because we all love ants, but people are acting a little jumpy like my formica queen ant. lol The nest will take a lot of time to even reach me, and I'm not impatient to transfer her. like I said, it will be her choice when it even arrives. It will be sometime in the future still. No worries! i am new to keeping queens, but i'm not completely stupid (hopefully)! I don't want to do anything rash that will cause her death. Just because I ask a dumb question, doesn't mean I will do it lol Especially after so much advice!
Thanks for worrying about my ant everyone
Edited by Shareallicu, January 11 2017 - 12:18 AM.