Argentine Ants, how to collect

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Cal113
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Argentine Ants, how to collect

Post: # 32164Post Cal113
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi, I was wondering what the best way to catch an Argentine ant queen was. I know they live around my area, but I don't know how to go about catching them. It seems they don't have nuptial flights so I couldn't catch them then and I have never seen a queen just walking along the surface.. :/

Please help, and thanks in advance.
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

idahoantgirl
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Re: Argentine Ants, how to collect

Post: # 32237Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 pm

Cal113 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:12 pm
Hi, I was wondering what the best way to catch an Argentine ant queen was. I know they live around my area, but I don't know how to go about catching them. It seems they don't have nuptial flights so I couldn't catch them then and I have never seen a queen just walking along the surface.. :/

Please help, and thanks in advance.
Just keep looking. Sorry I know that isn't very helpful, but it's true.
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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