I have an ant hill....thing....and the ants are acting funny. Why?
So I got this ant hill thing, it comes with a circular flat plastic casing you put the sand in, and has a tube in each side connecting to two dish-things separate from it, a food dish and a water dish, it's all connected by these tubes, so the ants should be able to go freely between them. I grabbed some red ants from outside, even got a couple blacked winged ones that I believe are young queens(I don't know why but a few of them wander around the outside of the ant hill so they were easy to get), I put them in through the food area, and they all flocked to the water container(of course not in the water), after calming down. They won't climb up to the actual ant hill part where the sand is, there's just one lone black winged one there. I'm thinking they are gonna die if they stay there, they don't even really move, but they aren't dead. I'm keeping the ant hill in my house in a shady area, and the air conditioner is on since it is summer, so it's kinda chilly....could that be the reason? Why won't they climb up and start tunneling??