It has been almost a year and still no luck..

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Antcrisp
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It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 20931Post Antcrisp
Wed May 10, 2017 12:56 pm

It has been almost a whole year that I've been in search for a queen with no luck.Yesterday,we received some rain,so today I'm going queen hunting. Where do you guys recommend me to search besides the sidewalks?

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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 20936Post ANTphibian
Wed May 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Depending on where you live, if you wait a couple of weeks, you should be able to catch a tetramorium queen.
Good luck, though!
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 21044Post Jadeninja9
Thu May 11, 2017 4:41 pm

Antcrisp wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 12:56 pm
It has been almost a whole year that I've been in search for a queen with no luck.Yesterday,we received some rain,so today I'm going queen hunting. Where do you guys recommend me to search besides the sidewalks?
I know how you feel dude. Still haven't found one. If you go to the active topics there's this dude who created this trap of queen ants so they get stuck and you can collect them. You should check it out.
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ultraex2
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 21206Post ultraex2
Mon May 15, 2017 10:59 am

Have you located any actual ant colonies?
I've found that it helps a lot to first find as many wild ant colonies as you can, make notes of what species/where they are, and keep checking those areas. If there are colonies in an area I can almost guarantee there will be nuptial flights at some point in the year and then you'll be able to find the queens - you just have to keep checking the areas until eventually they fly.

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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22474Post AntsManitobacanada
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:27 am

Look in fielded areas they work best
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22497Post Jadeninja9
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:27 pm

AntsManitobacanada wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:27 am
Look in fielded areas they work best
How are you supposed to see the queens in the grass though?
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22499Post AntsManitobacanada
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:35 pm

Like near feilds sorry
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22542Post Aquaexploder
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:00 am

What I do is just walk around my neighborhood and look at were the road meets peoples yards (my neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks) . This is how I have found all my queens.
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Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

AntsManitobacanada
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22543Post AntsManitobacanada
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 am

That is a good plan. We're do you live? I have a few small colanys that are up for grabs
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Re: It has been almost a year and still no luck..

Post: # 22544Post Aquaexploder
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:17 am

AntsManitobacanada wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 am
That is a good plan. We're do you live? I have a few small colanys that are up for grabs
I live in America.
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Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

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