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Martialis
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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17123Post Martialis
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:02 am

mugushie wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:12 pm
So went hunting for queen up hear all day almost and nothing think it git a little to cold with the rain did find a huge carpenter ant nest about the length of half a basketball court had 5 or 6 entrances it is Goliath has to have multiple queens or is a bunch of nests in one spot that nest was supper active but other nest were very sluggish
Carpenter ants are strictly monygonous.
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Mowteam
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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17139Post Mowteam
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:13 pm

mugushie wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:12 pm
So went hunting for queen up hear all day almost and nothing think it git a little to cold with the rain did find a huge carpenter ant nest about the length of half a basketball court had 5 or 6 entrances it is Goliath has to have multiple queens or is a bunch of nests in one spot that nest was supper active but other nest were very sluggish
I think the tempature went up for a few days and then there were a few nuptial flights. After that it got cold again and there has been little ant activity.

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17177Post MichaelJones
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:21 pm

The ant colony outside my house has widen their entrance! Those in the Phoenix area should be on the look out. Nuptial flight is about to begin!

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17214Post Mowteam
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 pm

Temperatures are finally rising. I think nuptial flights are going to start soon. Also once I catch the queen what temperature should I keep it at and how should I do it? I can't make a room of my house into an ant room, so I was thinking of using heating cables. Would heating cables work, and can I keep the queen ants in an air conditioned room if I have the heating cables around the test tube? Also once I have the ants in a formicarium can I keep the formicarium in an air conditioned room and have heating cables around it?

Contact me if you are selling pavement ants or other beginner ants.

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17215Post MichaelJones
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:01 pm

When you catch a queen just shine a light using a lamp or something but not too close or direct. Just so it can keep them warm.

Also same with Mowteam, contact me as well is selling pavement ants (tetrimarium SP) or anything thats suited for beginners.

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17217Post Barfdog
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:46 am

AntLove4Ever wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:22 pm
MichaelJones wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:55 pm
AntLove4Ever wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:32 pm


I mean "make sure they ARE mated" :lol:
I'm going to do a little more research on the rover ant and give you my final decision.
Oh lol I thought you meant the Pharoah ants. All my rover ant queens are mysteriously dying off and they haven't been removing their wings so I doubt they are mated. I have 5 Pharoah ant queens available though, would you be interested in those? Would you like to text me, I can send photos to you. My number is 602-920-3488
I might be interested, sending you a pm now..

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17359Post Mowteam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:47 pm

Is this ant a queen? i dont know how to post pictures so open the link. Thanks. :D :) :D :) 8-) :D
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JdSFKGMXIjxxY89IXFlBfL6ZLqiTh9z8OQ

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17361Post Martialis
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm

Mowteam wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Is this ant a queen? i dont know how to post pictures so open the link. Thanks. :D :) :D :) 8-) :D
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JdSFKGMXIjxxY89IXFlBfL6ZLqiTh9z8OQ

It's giving a 404 error. PLus we need measurements for a proper ID.
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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17362Post Mowteam
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Martialis wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Mowteam wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Is this ant a queen? i dont know how to post pictures so open the link. Thanks. :D :) :D :) 8-) :D
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JdSFKGMXIjxxY89IXFlBfL6ZLqiTh9z8OQ

It's giving a 404 error. PLus we need measurements for a proper ID.
Here is another link. Also it is 6-7 mm. try both the links. One should work. Thanks.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gt2Dge5sVclUV2eMRwRq5MCWLkIh_kPVgw
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gt2Dge5sVclUV2eMRwRq5MCWLkIh_kPVgw/view?usp=sharing

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Re: Arizona Ant Fans! Post updates in here!

Post: # 17363Post mugushie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Mowteam wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Martialis wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Mowteam wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Is this ant a queen? i dont know how to post pictures so open the link. Thanks. :D :) :D :) 8-) :D
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JdSFKGMXIjxxY89IXFlBfL6ZLqiTh9z8OQ

It's giving a 404 error. PLus we need measurements for a proper ID.
Here is another link. Also it is 6-7 mm. try both the links. One should work. Thanks.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gt2Dge5sVclUV2eMRwRq5MCWLkIh_kPVgw
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gt2Dge5sVclUV2eMRwRq5MCWLkIh_kPVgw/view?usp=sharing
Looked at all pics I am no expert and I can't get a good look to see if it has wing scars but to me gaster doesn't look big enough

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