Where can I buy a queen on its own

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Robzo111
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Where can I buy a queen on its own

Post: # 32274Post Robzo111
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:20 pm

Where can I buy a queen on its own. I want to start a colony from scratch :!:

PenguinAntKeeper
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Location: Toronto, ON

Re: Where can I buy a queen on its own

Post: # 32337Post PenguinAntKeeper
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:21 pm

As a general rule you do not buy queens on their own, you either find them (since that costs you much less) or buy a colony with a few or many, many workers because if it is just a queen there is a chance she is infertile, and workers are one of the only ways to tell without specialized equipment. ;) Also see AntsCanada's GAN project to see if you can buy a colony in your area. :mrgreen:
link: http://www.AntsCanada.com/queen-ants-for-sale/
Founding:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2 6-12 Workers some brood
Formica Spp:3 3-6 workers each no visible brood

I'm new to ant keeping so my colonies are all still in test tubes. :roll: :?

Robzo111
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Re: Where can I buy a queen on its own

Post: # 32401Post Robzo111
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks for the tip :)

Robzo111
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Re: Where can I buy a queen on its own

Post: # 32402Post Robzo111
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:54 pm

When can I find a queen

idahoantgirl
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Re: Where can I buy a queen on its own

Post: # 32403Post idahoantgirl
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfaK8TvM0qA

Mikeys video on the subject
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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