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By milant
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Seems to of vanished but he was asking something about an alate and what will happen to it so I replied saying the ant will probably be killed
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By Empire of the Ants
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So an update on the colony...

The male alate was killed by the colony. They clipped his wings one day, then killed him a day or two later.

I fed them a big juicy house fly today and​ they went crazy! They usually have fruit flies or other insects but caught this big fly and they couldn't get enough. Video later...

The colony is growing nicely from what I can see. There is a ridiculous amount of brood. There is hundreds and hundreds of eggs and larvae. The pile is huge, it's really hard to show in the pictures but the egg mountain is 5-10x the size of the queen and it's only getting bigger. I can't believe the queen can lay this amount, she must be non stop.

Pics and videos to follow...
Last edited by Empire of the Ants on Sat May 13, 2017 1:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By Empire of the Ants
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These pics are without flash and with a macro lens. I didn't want to scare them too much.

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