I recently bought a C. Nicobarensis colony which arrived with 1 queen, 14 workers, about 30+ larvae and some eggs. When they arrived they were quite docile and started to liven up soon after heating up a bit. I then placed them in there outworld with sand as a substrate and a formicarium attached. I placed a light above the test tube almost all day and they did not move at all. They queen did not seem that bothered at all by the light nor did the workers. Over night I had about 3 workers die and still no change in the queens response to light.
I was wondering if anyone has any advise on what I could do to help move them over to the formicarium.
Ps i gave them some honey water and a small pre killed cricket. They ate both readily.