Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

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AntzNaTube
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Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 19753Post AntzNaTube
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:46 am

Just curious if anyone else is from the Louisiana/Texas region. I know our environment is considerably different from the others on this forum (hot/extremely humid), and am curious if anyone else has seen any nuptial flights happening. It has been a little over a month since I caught my camponotus queens and haven't seen ANYTHING since. Also, I would really like to catch an atta, and would like to see if anyone knows of any particularly hot spots to look for them.
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Re: Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 19756Post Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:51 am

It looks like all the Atta texana have been found west of Alexandria. They are NOT an easy species to keep.
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AntzNaTube
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Re: Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 19760Post AntzNaTube
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:23 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:51 am
It looks like all the Atta texana have been found west of Alexandria. They are NOT an easy species to keep.
So I've heard. However, I'll never know if I don't try, right? I'm sure I could do it with some practice. The main hurdles involve the fungus correct? I have grown different fungi before for other hobbies, so I would suspect I am capable. The ants caring for it should alleviate some of the strain actually.
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2 x camponotus pennsylvanicus queens
1 x atta texana queens
1 x Pogonomyrmex barbatus queen

Antlover
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Re: Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 20538Post Antlover
Tue May 02, 2017 7:16 pm

I have found two solopensis invactiva or red imported fire ants queens in Louisiana if you want a Rifa Colony
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AntzNaTube
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Re: Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 20666Post AntzNaTube
Fri May 05, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks, antlover, but I currently have 7 rifa queens laying eggs. Lol
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2 x camponotus pennsylvanicus queens
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1 x Pogonomyrmex barbatus queen

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Re: Redneck ants? (Louisiana/Texas)

Post: # 20705Post martinnate
Sat May 06, 2017 5:00 pm

I am currently out of state, Michigan to be exact, but will be back in Tx Monday afternoon and I cant wait to get back and see how my colonies are doing and I hope to be picking up an Atta queen from a guy in the Austin area who posted he had a few extra queens. Monday morning can't get here soon enough.

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