26 September 2015, Saturday
Well, my Lasius niger 5 and Lasius umbratus colonies are now in the Winter Room, which is basically a spare house in my room which has the window open all the time, and the heating isolated. This will, more or less, reduce the temperature in the room close to that outside. This is so that these colonies will hibernate. I have decided to keep Queen Magenta’s colony active this winter as it is their first winter, and with the other two colonies eventually hibernating it will give me something ant related to keep me interested.
A new YouTube clip of Queen Magenta and her new family can be seen below, and I have updated the three colony journals.