I bought this queen from Nurbs at the same time I got my Camponotus fragilis queen from him. I'm currently also keeping a small colony of Prenolepis imparis, or false honeypot ants, and I want to make comparisons between the repletes later on
From what I've seen on different journals, the honey pot genus is much harder to keep than other ants, as they usually need a perfect environment to survive. This queen is actually doing very good, and already has 8 pupae, as well as 6-10 more larvae. Nurbs put some fine quartz sand in the test tube to help the pupae be able to form their cocoons.
For some reason, I can never seem to get a good view of her head when taking pictures, so they might be a little blurry. I used 3 different cameras for this job. 2 of them were webcams, and I think I'll end up using the one which took the second picture more often. I also used a thermal light camera to take an overhead view of the queen and her brood.
Let me know what you guys think!