Here are a few of my videos of my ant colonies. I am only just starting to learn how to do this so don’t expect Hollywood standard shows. At least not yet! >.<
Most can be viewed in HD if you select the option at the bottom of the clip.
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22 July 2016, Friday
Today I moved my Lasius niger 5 set up into the garden to allow them free range of movement. It’s a bit of a risk as they’ll either move out or get attacked by another niger colony, though the nearest niger colony is on the opposite side of the garden. However, it’s a small garden. I like getting my captive colonies up to a certain size and then releasing them into my garden. It's good when I see the ants from a released colony a few years later knowing I started that colony off.
26 June 2016, Sunday
My three colonies are doing well, with my Lasius umbratus by far being the most active; man, those ants eat! A lot of cocoons in the Lasius niger 5 colony have hatched, in fact all of them have. Now the queen needs to start laying loads more eggs to get that population ever-growing. Queen Magenta (Lasius niger 6) now has about 30 workers with a small number of larvae present. Oh, and a tip: If you are going to film your ants in their foraging tank, make sure the camera strap isn’t dangling into the tank. Ten minutes later: camera covered in yellow ants. >.<