Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

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xTNxANTMANx
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Location: Western Tennessee

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 18965Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:52 pm

Martialis wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:30 pm
On another forum, there's a database of ant nuptial flights. I can provide you with a link to that post. Look at the genera Pogonomyrmex, Veromessor, and Novomessor.

Most Pogonomyrmex are semi claustral.

Link:

http://www.formiculture.com/index.php/topic/181-ant-mating-chart
Formiculture.com is a great forum as well as this one. Just like Martialis, I am a member of both. You are bound to get answers on one or the other. Formiculture even has a chat room! Personally, I think all would benefit to become a member of both.
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.

countmandibles
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Location: tempe, az

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 28029Post countmandibles
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:38 am

It has been raining like crazy in Phoenix. We got 2 inches of rain in an hour a few days ago. So, my question is, should I be looking for queens the day after a rainstorm? Is this a good time to find queens? And, if someone in Arizona wants to be a GAN farmer I will be your first customer.

AntsArizona
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Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:55 am
Location: Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 28429Post AntsArizona
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:57 pm

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to say hi since I'm here in Gilbert, AZ. I started collecting mid last month in July and have collected 20-25 potential queens all in test tube setups. Some of which I have peeked at and saw some eggs. Haven't had a chance to get good pictures yet to ID but I'm guessing its one of these 3 (Tetra, Sole or Lasius). Small in size. Will try and get some pictures in a couple weeks. I will most likely not keep ALL of them so maybe I'll be a possible AZ GAN Farmer.

Any good places you guys have been checking around for queens? I really really want to capture a Pogonomerex as I have come across several nest, but never see any alates.

Anyways. Sup!

IG: AntsArizona

NineTaile
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 31321Post NineTaile
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:45 pm

I live in Arizona and am wondering if anyone here has an extra ant queen they can give me maybe? I've been looking for awhile and have had no luck.

sidewinderscott
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Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 31840Post sidewinderscott
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:37 pm

I just lost my one queen i found this year. I am still hoping to get more but season does not look good. I love that a person will finally be a gan farmer in az. I would kill for any of the honeypot ants around here. My queen was a mexicanious and quite literally walked in my front door found her walking across my entryway floor when i caught her.

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