During the night the ants had collected a small pile of fragmented fungus from the box and put it all onto a blackberry leaf at the edge of the arena and under a few sprigs of dog rose, that i had placed there for them to cut. It must have been like dust as i couldn’t see anything like that left in the box. Perhaps there was more and i shouldn’t have taken out so much of the soil.
Closer look reveals more eggs just after the move.
As soon as the lights went on at 7am things burst into action. The queen started moving about and walked off across the piece of jungle vine i had placed as a bridge, and went to where the ants had placed the fragments. She had left that small piece of fungus she was curled around behind, but shorltly after about 20 ants carried the tiny piece of fungus across to the other fragments.
By the next day it had already taken on the shape, form and colour of what i wanted to see … Things are looking hopeful…