Advertisement Hi! I recently decided to start a journal on my ant colonies here. This journal revolves around my two favorite colonies: Myrmica sp (pinetorum?) (1 queen, 1 worker, 3 larvae, egg cluster) Tetramorium immigrans/spE (1 queen, 30+ workers, large brood pile) The Myrmica queen's first worker recently molted from her pupal stage a few days ago, and she still has some pale coloration (common with young ants). The species most likely is native to North America, which is nice (most antkeepers prefer to keep indigenous species). The Myrmica genus's species are often very similar, so identifying my species would be next to impossible. Judging from coloration, I'm calling my queen M. pinetorum. My Tetramorium immigrans colony got its first worker in late summer, and has since grown in size. The species was originally referred to as a tramp variety of Tetramorium caespitum or Tetramorium sp. E, but it recently received its official name (T. immigrans).The species has colonies that grow extremely rapidly, and I'm expecting my colony to reach an eighty-worker mark by next year. I'll try to update as much as possible. Also, what should I name my ant colonies?