The Red Carpenter Ant Queen and her First Workers.

This is a colony of red carpenter ants(Camponotus novaeboracensis) in there founding stages. The workers in this video are nantics, the smallest and usually the most short lived.. I have boosted them to help them grow into a larger colony much faster then they normally would. Although I only used two pupae, the pupae are of major workers and will fulfill vital roles as nurses and guards until they are of age to forage and so on.