Month: September 2019

7 workers now

My new Lasius niger queen now has 7 workers with her, with one of them having only hatched a few hours ago. There are approximately ten, maybe a dozen cocoons remaining, with some first moult larvae present too. A new ant farm I ordered specifically for this new colony was ordered on Friday, and dispatched …

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Myrmica rubra males

I often see quite a number of dead ants piled up in the midden area of this colony, though the number of live workers seems to be at a steady constant.  Good news, as it means the queen is doing well.  I just took a peek into the nest and I can see two black, winged males …

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