There was a pretty crazy rainstorm today going from like 8:00 am-4:00 pm. After it stopped, my dad and I went to the park to hit tennis (I am pretty serious about that sport). At the park, all the Fire Ants were building crazy mounds to escape the drenched ground. During this time, a tiny Brachymyrmex colony nearby was getting massacred by the aggravated Fire Ants. After some useless attempts to scare the fire ants off the colony, I eventually had to leave to practice. Later, when I returned, the Brachymyrmex colony was wiped out and some fire ant workers were transporting eggs and larvae from the colony for use as food. Amongst those fire ants I noticed some myrmecophile silverfish darting through the raiding line. After closer inspection, I realized that the silverfish were going in and out of the Brachymyrmex nest with the fire ants. I captured one silverfish individual and brought it home for identification. I could not find the exact species of silverfish, sadly, and I decided to put it with my last remaining fire ant queen, who is ironically named Queen Invicta even though she is Solenopsis Geminata. At first the queen was aggressive towards the silverfish but now they seem to get along just fine. The silverfish seems to occasionally snuggle under the queen with the eggs. I will be updating their progress here!
I was half asleep when I wrote this so forgive me if you can't understand my grammar