I have captured an ant queen and now I'm trying to create an artificial ant nest.
I have noticed that though she has dug a hole to hide in, she keeps the eggs out of it unless she feels that they are in danger.
I have two theories explaining why she does that:
- Ants naturally put eggs in sunlight to keep them warm. In her situation, they are not gonna be any warmer of course - the jar is whole about the same temperature.
- She is digging a nest and she needs some space. If this is true, where is all the dirt?