Today you'll get a chance to see how ants live. The best way to know more about the insects is to make them stay in an artificial ant hill that can be made without any efforts.
That was the first house of the ants before they got a new and comfortable dwelling.
It consisted of a test-tube with a wet piece of cotton as worms will never survive in case of bad humidity. The box is considered as arena where they can hunt and gather food.
The queen is laying an egg.
In spite of the fact that ants see a lot of food, they try to leave the dwelling. The fissures are covered with greasy lip gloss which makes it impossible to leave. Four soldiers died. The more food they are given the greater amount of them dies.
The test-tube is filled with worms and eggs. There is not enough place for 40 ants. By the way, there was just 10 of them in the very beginning.
The egg is carried away by the workers to a special place where other eggs are kept.
Feeding the queen.
Ants like eating small insects and meat. Those ants that were born recently try to function as nurses though they can't even walk properly yet. Older ants supply them with food and clean them. Food that is planned to be carried inside the test-tube is examined by the guard that can reject it as garbage.