Today, I fed my ants some honey and dried crickets. I use a wooden stick to drop a bit of honey in the test tube. Ants need both sugar and protein in their diets. And because my Queen's now have nanitics (I like to call them worker ants), I have to make sure to feed them every second day.
Here are a couple of pics of my carpenter ants (in the test tubes). These two Queens have 4 to 5 workers each so far. They seem to be doing good and the eggs are getting larger. I also have larvae, which can move its head to eat. And then I have some in the last stage, as pupae that are getting darker, until they become black and after a day will become ants.
I added a picture below with the different stages: egg to larvae to pupae.
My favourite colony is this Queen below that now has 11 workers and still a lot of eggs, larvae and pupae. I'm hoping to add these to my Outworld within the next month when I have 25 workers. So I'll make sure to share some pictures of the move.
I am 13 years old and in Grade 7 and have always loved bugs. One day, I will be an entomologist. My favourite insect is the ant, and I will spend hours just watching them work. Join me for some fun ant exploration!