Where and when to start

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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ForHonor
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Location: Olathe Kansas

Where and when to start

Post: # 17202Post ForHonor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:26 am

So, I live in the Kansas City area, and I have become fascinated in the idea of caring for an ant colony. However, I'm not sure what ants are in my area, let alone good ants for beginners. I was wondering if someone could inform me. Thanks!

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Where and when to start

Post: # 17210Post Batspiderfish
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:54 pm

The best ants for beginners are (for the most part) whatever you find first. ;)

This might help to figure out what is in your area:

http://antmaps.org/?

https://www.antweb.org/taxonomicPage.do?rank=subfamily&adm1Name=Missouri&countryName=United%20States&images=true
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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