Today i got my Lasius Niger queen, she has around 15 workers and some eggs and cocoons. I put them straight into the foraging area of my farm with a freshly killed fly which they quickly began to devour and have been returning to feed the queen with for a few hours, I also put in some cotton wool dipped in sugar water and left it in the foraging chamber, a few of the workers have crawled over it but have not really bothered eating it.
I am now waiting for the small colony to move into the main part of my ant farm, and was wondering if there is any way I can encourage them to do so? I was also wondering what everyone feeds there ants for energy, not protein. Thanks