Tips for Queen Searching

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xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19249Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Honestly, I have 6 colonies. Only 1(Camponotus subbarbatus) I found in her chamber with no workers and few eggs in early march. 3 (Aphaenogaster and Tapinoma) I found by accident but only had 15-25 workers tops when I found them. And the other 2 (Camponotus subarbatus) just had nanitics, one had 3 and the other 5. I have yet to find one out and about :-) but it takes time. And I am hoping with the weather today and next few days I get lucky! It just takes time and patience.
Oh, and I only had 1 colony and I found the rest by accident searching for termites to feed them. They LOVE termites!
Keeper of:
Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus nearcticus x3

JackPayne
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19261Post JackPayne
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 am
How long did it take you guys to find your first queen?
Took me around 2 months.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you? TeamNativeAnts!

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Phoenix
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19292Post Phoenix
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:04 am

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 am
How long did it take you guys to find your first queen?
Not long, probably about a week, or two.
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Jadeninja9
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19325Post Jadeninja9
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:38 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:04 am
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 am
How long did it take you guys to find your first queen?
Not long, probably about a week, or two.
Literally it's been taking me over 4 months and I still haven't found a queen.

JackPayne
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Re: Tips for Queen Searching

Post: # 19326Post JackPayne
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Phoenix wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:04 am
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 am
How long did it take you guys to find your first queen?
Not long, probably about a week, or two.
Literally it's been taking me over 4 months and I still haven't found a queen.
You've gotta just relax and give yourself time.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you? TeamNativeAnts!

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