California Red Harvester Ant. I purchased this queen from Mike Busto/GAN and picked her up From Andrew on 12/18/14. I suspect she was one of the queens described in this journal. She came with about 6 nanitics and about 3 larva. She stayed with me in my hotel room over night and we drove home the following morning. I was worried about the drive home as it's usually a pretty rough drive (Anaheim to San Jose, CA) but they seemed to do just fine.
On 12/20 I purchased a "cube" nest from Ants National to get them started, but I'm hoping to get them into something else when they are large enough. I'm worried about transferring them from their test tube to the cube because it doesn't look like it comes with a connection port to hook the test tube up to, and I don't feel comfortable trying to move them myself. I may have to buy another nest if there is no way to connect the cube to my test tube. I'll see when it gets here.
They're moving around super slow this morning so I'm wondering if it got too cold in here for them last night. The low this week is 45 degrees, and last night was around 50, so I don't think it is too cold for them, but I really don't know. Since I've been writing this it has warmed up and they're moving around more, so I guess that's normal. I hope she continues laying eggs. I want her to live for a long time and produce many babies.
Edited by BugFinder, December 21 2014 - 9:09 PM.