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This will be the last video of this colony in its current starter nest before it's moved into its new 30cm x 20cm acrylic nest that I've just ordered from Anthouse. As you can see pretty much all of the pupae have eclosed and the colony has increased in size, outgrowing the nest they're in.
Three months ago I rehoused this colony into a larger nest although it may be a little TOO large considering their size but they seem to be doing ok. They are using some of the chambers as rubbish dumps however they've brought in some of the calcium sand that I'm now using as substrate in the outworld which is preventing the build-up of mould. How very clever of them to know to do that? I'm still feeding them maple syrup water and admittedly I didn't feed them much protein these last couple of months just making sure that they always had water and that the nest was well hydrated. I've fed them a dead fly today and they do seem to be showing some interest in it but I'm not really sure if they're still feeding the larvae. Anyway I can't wait 'till next year and see how well this colony progresses