Tips for Queen Searching

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Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19089Post Jadeninja9
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:53 pm

I've been looking all year for a queen ant and haven't found a single one. I've been mostly sticking to sidewalks so maybe that's my problem. Do you guys have any tips for catching queens?
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19090Post JackPayne
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:05 am

Wait for heavy rainfall then go searching at around lunch time.
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Re: Tips/Advice/Tricks For Queen Hunting

Post: # 19091Post Phoenix
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:15 am

Time: Early Mornings / Late Evenings / Night Time [Depends On The Species]
Rain: Whether Light / Heavy Rainfall; Look Either During, Or After It Stops
Locations: Any In General, Preferably Around Fielded Areas Where You Know There Are A Lot Of Ant Species

Species: Winter Ants [Prenolepis Imparis], Carpenter Ants [Camponotus Sp], Fire Ants [Solepnosis Sp]
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19097Post Martialis
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:01 am

There have been patchy records of Liometopum as well.
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Re: Tips/Advice/Tricks For Queen Hunting

Post: # 19098Post Phoenix
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:04 am

^ Lucky, wished that [Winter Ants] were endemic in Malaysia; unfortunately they aren't.
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Re: Tips/Advice/Tricks For Queen Hunting

Post: # 19099Post xTNxANTMANx
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:53 am

Phoenix wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:04 am
^ Lucky, wished that [Winter Ants] were endemic in Malaysia; unfortunately they aren't.
I live in Tennessee in the US and just wish I could find a [Winter Ant] LOL. They seem to be a really cool species on top of being able to keep them in an air-conditioned room would be an awesome "show piece" so to say in my living room :-)
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Re: Tips/Advice/Tricks For Queen Hunting

Post: # 19100Post Phoenix
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:56 am

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:53 am
Phoenix wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:04 am
^ Lucky, wished that [Winter Ants] were endemic in Malaysia; unfortunately they aren't.
I live in Tennessee in the US and just wish I could find a [Winter Ant] LOL. They seem to be a really cool species on top of being able to keep them in an air-conditioned room would be an awesome "show piece" so to say in my living room :-)
Well, you wouldn't have much of a high percentage in locating them anyway, since it's near the end of their flights.
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19101Post idahoantgirl
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:02 pm

Here is mikey's video on this topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSIe5iZk3Y
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
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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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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19102Post xTNxANTMANx
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:20 pm

Yea, I've watched it :). Think I've watched all his videos lol tbh.
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Pheidole sp. x4
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19244Post Jadeninja9
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 am

How long did it take you guys to find your first queen?
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