Ant Trapping?

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Ant Trapping?

Post: # 19879Post AntsAreAwesome
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:51 pm

So an idea came to me about how to catch queen ants. I have been trying and trying to catch a queen for a while now(although I have a RIFA colony as well as a pheidole queen I think), and I haven't been able to find any. So I took 10 test tubes and put red contrustion paper around it and taped it off. I put 6 in the back yard and put them in dark places that I think queens might go searching for a place. I'm waiting for the morning to check, as I suspect that they are flying at night because I see male ants dead in the morning. Has anybody else tried this? Do you think it could or would work?

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Re: Ant Trapping?

Post: # 19886Post jwatson16202
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:00 pm

It could work I guess, but you'll probably find that the queen ant will find the test tube entrance too open and dismiss your tube as suitable nest location.
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Re: Ant Trapping?

Post: # 19888Post idahoantgirl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:15 pm

it's not likely to work, but there is nothing wrong with trying!
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

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