I got the ants for my Christmas ant farm in the mail last week. Here’s their first week’s progress:
The blue-green stuff is gel that serves as both their food source and their habitat. Sort of like a gingerbread house. I made the three starter holes, and they’ve begun expanding the right one.
It took them a while to get cranking, mostly because the temperature has been sub-optimal. If it’s too cold they get lethargic.