Where to catch queen ants/alates

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HenryWong
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Where to catch queen ants/alates

Post: # 16446Post HenryWong
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:09 pm

I know AntsCanada has done several tutorials on how to catch alates, but he has been very vauge on where you can find them. Except for sidewalks, he doesn't mention anywhere else where you can find them.
Do you know where else you can find them normally?
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Re: Where to catch queen ants/alates

Post: # 16450Post Martialis
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Basically anywhere.
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Re: Where to catch queen ants/alates

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Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:30 pm

HenryWong wrote:I know AntsCanada has done several tutorials on how to catch alates, but he has been very vauge on where you can find them. Except for sidewalks, he doesn't mention anywhere else where you can find them.
Do you know where else you can find them normally?
I have found several in the mountains. I bring test tubes, a hammer with a claw on one end, a large screwdriver (straight head), and some featherweight tweezers. The claw of the hammer and screwdriver are for opening up rotting logs. I have found Campo and Formica species in and under rotting logs. You can also turn over larger rocks and find queens. Use featherweight tweezers to grab the queens unharmed.
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HenryWong
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Re: Where to catch queen ants/alates

Post: # 16975Post HenryWong
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:45 pm

thanks, next time i go hiking ill remember to turn over some rocks
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Re: Where to catch queen ants/alates

Post: # 16980Post Batspiderfish
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:05 am

Tearing open logs and flipping rocks will likely find you ants, but it is destructive and disrupts many animals. If you look at paths/lawns along the edges of forests, that is a very good and gentle way to find queens.
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