6 days ago i took pics of the new eggs and tiny larvae and today i’m taking pictures of large larvae and pupae. I know cataglyphis develop fast but not this fast. Although after the move from the package to the new nest i could see no sign of any brood and suddenly we are here.
The ants themselves have mostly stayed inside the nest and i sometimes see one ore two out drinking from the sugar/honey water so a little dissapointing visually but maybe perhaps because i’m not giving them heat from the top. I was hoping with the presence of larvae, may have made them more active . I still can’t see into the top tier of the nest very well but most of the ants stay at the bottom where it is warmer.
I missed filming the large larvae here but you can just see some eggs and plenty of pupae..
Couldnt resist showing you just one more pic of the eggs larvae and pupae.