I'm gonna keep this thread going because there is so very little information out there about this species, so if anyone has a colony please feel free to ad to this.
So i have put the colony mostly back to how i started with the y-tong nest and a tube leading out to a small plastic arena with a couple of cm's of soil in the bottom which is kept damp. The nest sits in a shallow water bowl with a small 7 watt heat pad under one corner. I know these ants will feed from the honey water but actually catching them in the act has been quite rare but looking at their gasters they are obviously feeding on something. The small flies, crickets, roaches, mealworms all seem to be ignored but there is life and movement in the nest. There are a few pupae now which have to be fron the larvae from last year as there hasnt been any other larvae present that the pupae could have been from. This brood must be at least 7 months old?????
So at last things seem to be working but something is missing as these ants were so much more active when i first had them.
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A pupae is about to hatch, i hope its a worker...and there is another pile of eggs..