Hello from New Mexico!

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StormDancer
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Location: New Mexico

Hello from New Mexico!

Post: # 29327Post StormDancer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 am

Hi, my name is Dawn. I'm 26, stay at home with my son, and I'm new to ant keeping. I have over the past few weeks caught a number of queens. I came across ant keeping while researching beetle keeping. Ants and other creepy crawlies have always been a fascination of mine and I am very glad to have come across the AntsCanada youtube channel.

I am lucky to live in southeastern New Mexico not far from the Carlsbad Caverns. There are an incredible number of ant species in New Mexico, especially in this area. So far I have caught three pogonomyrmex queens (harvester ants are in great abundance and many different species), two trap jaw queens I have yet to identify, a tiny tiny queen who has the largest brood of any of the queens (possibly a pavement ant of some nature though again I'm not sure), and two very light colored queens I believe to be honeypot queens are the most recent additions. I will post pictures for more positive identification soon.

Well, I hope to become a great part of this huge family you have created. It will be fun getting to know you all.
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!

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FarrAnts
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Location: Minot Air Force Base North Dakota

Re: Hello from New Mexico!

Post: # 29331Post FarrAnts
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 am

Dang man, sort of wish I lived in mexico
Ball is life... Ants included.

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StormDancer
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Re: Hello from New Mexico!

Post: # 29338Post StormDancer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:02 pm

We certainly have a huge variety here :D .
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!

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FarrAnts
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Re: Hello from New Mexico!

Post: # 29339Post FarrAnts
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:06 pm

Yup, I'd live there if I could. My dad is in the military, and going to new Mexico was a possibility. As you can see, we were sent to ND. At least they have acid spraying ants lol :P
Ball is life... Ants included.

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StormDancer
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Re: Hello from New Mexico!

Post: # 29344Post StormDancer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Haha, yes. A fun species to be sure.
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!

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