Cataglyphis desertorum

First eggs of 2013

I must admit i was beginning to worry that the queen was going to have another slow year but today i spotted two large clumps of eggs in the nest. Last weekend i put the infra red bulb inside the vivarium as it wasnt enough to heat the arena enough during this cold spell. Until last week the queen was staying at the botttom of the nest where it is the coolest, but now she has come to the top where the heat source is strongest.