Well the Ant man came through and sent me some minion cocoons - these were duly put into the Ant House and now the wait begins.
I keep checking the ant house looking for signs that they have hatched and started to care for the queen. nothing ..........................
I did think there was some activity early yesterday morning when some of the sand fell down and a bit of 'black' ws sticking out of the sand ---- Hurrah I thought ---- Ants
Nope - its a bit of soil sticking out of the sand.
I've put some sugary water in to feed the Queen and she has made a couple of tunnels through the sand,she's had her sand misted and carefully put in a position where the sun doesn't shine direct on her and is out of a draft (and she can see the telly) - I really don't know why she needs workers to be her minions - obviously she has me!
Hopefully the worker ants will hatch soon and can take over my duties!