Iridomyrmex queens - 8.5mm - multiple test tube setups with aquarium filter dam and cotton wool chamber wall/entrance
2x singles, 2x dual queens - all exposed to light and on heat cable
1) Solo aggressive queen has 3 nanitics now, one just eclosed, and and the 4th should tonight. There are at least 9 more pupa, a few larvae and lots of eggs, and the queen is laying another in this pic :) Not only did she only take 4.5 weeks to get here, but that is quite the starting batch!
2) Solo queen 2 has at least 5 pupa now. She should get her first nanitic sometime next week
3) As for the others, they are going nowhere fast, I may release them…. #ant #insect #antkeeping #macro #macrophotography #photography #queenant #iridomyrmex #brood #pupa #larvae #nanitic