How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:19 pm

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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:39 pm

I have only really heard of this working out in the desert. It's better to just find a queen above ground.
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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:41 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:39 pm
I have only really heard of this working out in the desert. It's better to just find a queen above ground.
my yard is sand so im close enough
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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:46 pm

XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:41 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:39 pm
I have only really heard of this working out in the desert. It's better to just find a queen above ground.
my yard is sand so im close enough
The ants in your area are not desert ants, and would not create distinct founding chambers like in the desert. The ant season is only beginning -- you'll be able to find plenty of queens above ground, the easy way.
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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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:48 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:46 pm
XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:41 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:39 pm
I have only really heard of this working out in the desert. It's better to just find a queen above ground.
my yard is sand so im close enough
The ants in your area are not desert ants, and would not create distinct founding chambers like in the desert. The ant season is only beginning -- you'll be able to find plenty of queens above ground, the easy way.
i want campys and they fly at night and i cant find any and also under the sand is clay
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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sat May 13, 2017 11:54 pm

Camponotus will sometimes fly at night, but they fly during the day too.
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Re: How would i dig up a queen in a founding chamber

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Sun May 14, 2017 2:58 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Camponotus will sometimes fly at night, but they fly during the day too.
I must ask if you know anything about Camponotus castaneus flights? That's one of the two other species I want. They are very beautiful. Of course I have looked at all the nuptial flight sheets and so on but was wondering if you've had any personal experience or know anyone that has with this species close to my location possibly.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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