Winter Queen Hunting?

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CratosAnts
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Winter Queen Hunting?

Post: # 33304Post CratosAnts
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:20 pm

I remember Reading something on another Site about someone who would put a bottle into the side of an ant hill with the inside filled with Honey or Syrup during the winter and if left there long enough, eventually a queen would be moved into the bottle, and this makes for an effective means of Queen Hunting during the winter. Is there any grounds to this, or where they making it up? :ugeek:

idahoantgirl
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Re: Winter Queen Hunting?

Post: # 33305Post idahoantgirl
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:57 pm

CratosAnts wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:20 pm
I remember Reading something on another Site about someone who would put a bottle into the side of an ant hill with the inside filled with Honey or Syrup during the winter and if left there long enough, eventually a queen would be moved into the bottle, and this makes for an effective means of Queen Hunting during the winter. Is there any grounds to this, or where they making it up? :ugeek:
The queens don't move out of their chambers during winter. Sometimes they fall into a sleep. Workers also don't go outside. I don't think it would work.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Adam54
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Re: Winter Queen Hunting?

Post: # 33542Post Adam54
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:24 pm

There’s one speacies of Queens that don’t hibernate during the winter :ugeek:

Ltislander
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Re: Winter Queen Hunting?

Post: # 33544Post Ltislander
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:47 pm

I don't think that would work.
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AntsRule
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Re: Winter Queen Hunting?

Post: # 33562Post AntsRule
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:55 am

Yeah my bet is that will not work, your best hope is catching a Prenolepis imparius which fly pretty early. :D
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