Things are going pretty well. I now have nine workers and a large batch of eggs. I started to leave small pieces of fruit in the feeding dishes on a daily basis. I'm not sure how long it took them to start eating as they ate in the night, only sending a single worker to the food. Recently they have started to feed in the day and I have seen two workers feeding.
I am going on holiday and will be away for around 10 days, could anyone offer advice on what to leave them for food? I have some protein jelly, will that be ok for 10 days?
Thanks badman, I think I went a little over the top with my initial purchase but I'm really looking forward to adding the large triangular basin when the colony is big enough. I'm undecided whether I am going to use the farm. As far as I can tell I've not had much of an issue with sanitation, I change the food daily. I'm sure someone more experienced could offer you more advice. Do you know why your setup has become damp?