Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

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Barfdog
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Location: Phoenix Arizona

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 17141Post Barfdog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:20 pm

mugushie wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:22 pm
MichaelJones wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:15 pm
AntLove4Ever wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 pm


Me three! I too would be happy to exchange my successes and failures of my first colony. I also am just getting started in this wonderful hobby.
Oh and that would be nice, we could learn together and become better at ant keeping.
I think due to elevation and temp difference from globe to pheonix I will be 1-2 weeks behind you guys as I am typing this there is a 16 degree temp difference from me to you guys today should have been a good day for queens due to a little rain we got over hear yesterday but nothing really and even at the hot part of the day ants were still sluggish and scarce just wanted to post observation for you guys
I've really been finding the same kind of activity hear. I was hoping for maybe finding some early tetramorium from the recent rain or maybe Solenopsis queens and been going on daily walks but no luck yet.
very sluggish indeed, however all tetramorium colonys I saw where widening nest entrances.
Keeper of:

Veromessor Pergandei (2 colony's)
Brachymrmex Patagonicus (Many)
Camponotus Laevigatus (2)

Mowteam
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Location: Phoenix

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 18535Post Mowteam
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:21 pm

Have people been finding queens? We need a gan farmer for Arizona

Mowteam
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Location: Phoenix

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 18850Post Mowteam
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:14 am

If anyone finds some tetramorium queens please private message me.

Cahoskins
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Location: Tempe, AZ

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 18923Post Cahoskins
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:54 am

For the past 3 years my son and I have captured harvester ants along the canal. There are tons of them and we suck them up with our bug vacuums and put them in his big outdoor ant farm I made for him. There are lots of established colonies at the canal but we have never seen a queen. He wants a queen soooooo bad. Has anyone else had any luck near the canal?

Martialis
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Location: Indiana

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Post: # 18938Post Martialis
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
Keeper of

Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

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.
Keeper of:
Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus nearcticus x3

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