There are some larvae in mid form entailing they moulted once or twice and I only had cocoons when I caught the colony. There for when the cocoons start piling up and population explodes I will know the egg to worker time
Egg to worker time is approximately 47-48 days
So I now have a full cycle going so my colony will grow....
hey ant community
I snapped this video of probably a sixth of the entire colony foraging
also the brood pile (cocoons) has gotten smaller
another thing i noticed is all the newly eclosed workers get fed ful of juice. I wonder if this helps harden exoskeleton or stretch membrane in between parts of the abdomen .