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One queen has yet to receive fungus.
One queen had torn her fungus to pieces but was working on fixing it(she had taken a tiny piece and some how got it to start growing and it was getting much better) sadly I made a terrible mistake and tried warming their setups up with a heating pad(one for humans for muscle pains) and placed the entire setup on the pad and her fungus died that night. I was pretty devistated I had made such a dumb mistake.
The other queen is doing great her fungus has grown and now even has two tiny eggs in it(she shaped the fungus into a little bowl like shape ) . This queen has been doing great caring for the fungus adding rose leaves, rose petals, and oatmeal to it nearly everyday. I now even went and got propper reptile heating pads and have them set on a timer to heat only during the coldest parts of the night, and only on one side of the set ups.
Currently the ants are in test tubes placed in Tupperware containers filled with white sand. I put wet cotton balls in plastic snap caps and added large plastic test tubes filled with water to keep the humidity up. The containers generally float around 80-90% humidity and I'm sure the test tubes are even higher the temp floats between 75-80F. I give them a varied "diet" of rose petals, rose bush leaves, and oatmeal. I have pictures of all this and will probably post them all when I can get home(at work currently) can't wait to discuss leaf cutter ant keeping with you all.
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Maybe start your own journal with picture so we can see your Setup
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