Queen found on 3-31-2018
Housing-Large test tube set-up (Thinking about getting a minihearth)
Queen-Active and feeding.
Brood-Large pile of eggs.
Temp:80 degrees F
Please let me know if I do anything wrong... I do a lot of research but this is my first time with a "semi claustral" queen...
1.The honey I added day 1 is all gone. So, I added a bit more (honeycomb).
2.I found they like seeds. So, I got some mixed bird seeds and added some to her tube.
3. I pre-crushed a small cricket from pet-co and and put that in there too.
4. I put all food VERY close to the end of the test tube (so its easy to clean).
ANY advice is welcome... I'm told these ants are not easy to keep... so far so good.
Ill put another update 4/16/18 to see how much of the food was used