What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

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AntsbyJerry
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What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33202Post AntsbyJerry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:56 am

Hello everyone! I am very, very new to antkeeping, in fact, I am looking to go find my first ever queen next year, I do know what kind of genus/family i am looking for ( check signature!) But, I don't know where and when to look, I have a few gardens and life less then 5 kilometers away from a nice big natural enviroment with small lakes, groeps of trees and have a few forests around, ample opertunity!

But I need help knowing when and how to go looking and where to find them.

I know to be on the look out for Lasius Niger and Tetramorium ??? (don't know who's )
I also know that I should keep an eye out for Ants that might be a step to far when it comes to experience. so What ants NOT to get would be nice to know too!

Can you guys help me out?
(Looking at this now this might be in the wrong spot, can someone please move this to the right spot? (writen when posted in the species ID center)
Soon to be keeper of localy caught:
Camponotus,
Formica,
Lasius,
Tapinoma,
Tetramorium,
and maybe others! I'll keep ya informed if interrested ;)
life near Amsterdam? Maybe we can talk?

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Phoenix
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 33207Post Phoenix
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfaK8TvM0qA
7:04 - Detailed Around Here.
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AntsbyJerry
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Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33208Post AntsbyJerry
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 am

Thanks I'll take a look!
Soon to be keeper of localy caught:
Camponotus,
Formica,
Lasius,
Tapinoma,
Tetramorium,
and maybe others! I'll keep ya informed if interrested ;)
life near Amsterdam? Maybe we can talk?

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Location: Toronto, ON

Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33212Post PenguinAntKeeper
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 pm

Here's a useful site antmaps.org ;)
Hibernating: (all)

Parasitic Lasius:2

Founding:
Tetramorium Immigrans:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Immigrans:1
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: :?

idahoantgirl
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Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33214Post idahoantgirl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:24 pm

PenguinAntKeeper wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Here's a useful site antmaps.org ;)
I never use antmaps because it is incomplete and often incorrect. people false identify ants ant it is not an exhaustive list by all means.
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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33222Post PenguinAntKeeper
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:40 pm

I know its incomplete, but it is useful to know a few of the ants that live in the area, and I didn't recommend it for use of ID's
Hibernating: (all)

Parasitic Lasius:2

Founding:
Tetramorium Immigrans:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Immigrans:1
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: :?

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Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33231Post Batspiderfish
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:16 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:24 pm
PenguinAntKeeper wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Here's a useful site antmaps.org ;)
I never use antmaps because it is incomplete and often incorrect. people false identify ants ant it is not an exhaustive list by all means.
Antmaps is probably one of the best distribution resources out there -- you just have to keep in mind that it is based in Japan and a little bit of the info in other countries can be outdated. Otherwise, I can't sing its praises enough.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

MisterJSL
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Re: What species should I look out for in the Netherlands

Post: # 33346Post MisterJSL
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:26 am

Hi. I found my ants near a park. I found 6 of 7 lanius negar queens. In 15min. First time looking.

Once you have 1 the rest will follow.
They are small but you will see them clearly.
Even see them fly.

Planning to go hunting this year :mrgreen:

Hope this will help.

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