Soldier Update 11
SHOCKING is one way to describe it, the other is "HOW DID I MANAGE TO RAISE THE COLONY TO THIS SIZE!". Wow just wow, I can't believe it but there must be thousands of workers now. Giving the ants leaves had become so difficult without a moat/PTFE barrier that I had to act fast. There I was with the vacuum and frantically putting PTFE around the edges of the foraging area. I made a mess of the PTFE but the ants are being repelled so that's a positive. I was met by a swarm of ants, stridulation, vacuum noise and rustling could be heard. I won't make this a novel don't worry
. As soon as the PTFE layer was on a crazy swarm of ants came and tried to attack my hand and escape from the tank.
This is the point where I say... I need a moat!
The joys of keeping Attas
The pictures don't show the amount of workers well enough, but honestly, there are soooo many!