Inside A Spider Ant Colony
Spider Ants have proven to be incredible hard to obtain. Recently we had the unique opportunity to acquire a colony.
The video above shows inside the colony and their unique behavior of holding the larvae whilst hanging from the ceiling of the nest.
You can also see repletes that are storing food inside their gaster. It also appears that these repletes are mostly responsible for the care of the larvae.
We'll be filming some more action inside the colony in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for those. In the mean time we hope you enjoy this short video.
In part 2 we are looking at the various food options within each food group.
In the first part of this two part series we take a look at ant food.
In Part 3 we take a look at identifying the species.
In Part 2 we take a look at identifying a queen.