Catching a messor straifrons colony

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Catching a messor straifrons colony

Post: # 17639Post AntsSA
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:41 am

So I've had my I on on a messor colony of probably 2000 workers under a rock and I am planning to catch it anyone got ideas or proven methods to do so :?:
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Re: Catching a messor straifrons colony

Post: # 17640Post Martialis
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:54 am

It is not a good idea to catch mature colonies, especially native ones. I'd wait for their mating season to catch them.
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Re: Catching a messor straifrons colony

Post: # 17642Post idahoantgirl
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:57 am

I agree. Digging up a colony is very difficult. I would strongly suggest waiting till flight season.
Proverbs 6:6-11

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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Re: Catching a messor straifrons colony

Post: # 17646Post AntsSA
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:32 am

Does anyone know when their nuptial flight take place
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
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YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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