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How do i know that i digged up...

Post: # 17618Post XxStrongHeroxX
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm

i digged up a fire ant colony and it was 1 inch wide and about only a centermeter high. i digged about 5 - 6 inches deep and im wondering if i went deep enough. the hole did not have any more ants running around after i digged them up. did i go deep enough?
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Post: # 17619Post XxStrongHeroxX
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:32 pm

and i dug around 3 inches all the way around
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Post: # 17620Post Batspiderfish
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:42 pm

Digging is not a very good way to find a queen. You should wait until a nuptial flight. :D
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Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: How do i know that i digged up...

Post: # 17621Post XxStrongHeroxX
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:48 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Digging is not a very good way to find a queen. You should wait until a nuptial flight. :D
welp too late :(
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Re: How do i know that i digged up...

Post: # 17793Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:29 pm

How are your ants doing? I am brand new to ants and I tried something similar with several colonies recently and my ants mostly have died. I have four colonies still alive but only one seems to act like what I would think a good colony would act like. I don't know enough about how a normal colony would act though, so maybe all of them will be dead soon.

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