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legoer44
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Catching a queen

Post: # 25625Post legoer44
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:18 pm

I need help to catch a Camapnateus queen. I keep searching but I can't find one. Any advice?

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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 25637Post Pineapple
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:50 pm

Im not sure where you are situated but in my area camponotous queens are no longer flying. Maybe turning over some logs in the woods or looking in cracks and crevices in old stumps might be your best bet to find one. best of luck!
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tiger01vincent
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Re: Catching a queen

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Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 pm

Where do you live? How do you live? (apartment, house) In a city? In the woods? In wich country?
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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 25641Post legoer44
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:53 pm

I live in Michigan and I live in a suburban area.

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tiger01vincent
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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 25735Post tiger01vincent
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 am

Well, then It can't be that hard!?!?! Just keep on walking slowly on the whitest of sidewalks you have (because you spot them muuuuch easier on white backgrounds) and you will soon find one. I live in the middle of nowhere in sweden in the forest, and beleave me, I have no sidewalks at all, hardly a road..... And I have managed to catch 5 Queens! (kept only 2 because the others where social paracidic queens) And out here, its reeeeally hard to spot them, scinse there is no "white /bright" surface around, only moss and dirt... Dot loose hope, and if there is a rainstorm, try going out 1h after it because they usually have theis nuptial flight after a rainy day, and wait those 30 min after so they have time to get fertilized.

GOOD LUCK!
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legoer44
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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 25771Post legoer44
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Thanks for the advice! I'll be sure to but it to good use!

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Re: Catching a queen

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:06 pm

tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 am
Well, then It can't be that hard!?!?! Just keep on walking slowly on the whitest of sidewalks you have (because you spot them muuuuch easier on white backgrounds) and you will soon find one. I live in the middle of nowhere in sweden in the forest, and beleave me, I have no sidewalks at all, hardly a road..... And I have managed to catch 5 Queens! (kept only 2 because the others where social paracidic queens) And out here, its reeeeally hard to spot them, scinse there is no "white /bright" surface around, only moss and dirt... Dot loose hope, and if there is a rainstorm, try going out 1h after it because they usually have theis nuptial flight after a rainy day, and wait those 30 min after so they have time to get fertilized.

GOOD LUCK!
But social parasite queens are the bessssst. The one I found, the workers are super agressive, large, and spray formic acid! Also super cool looking. It's call ed formica ravida. Google them and look at any wiki!
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Re: Inquiry

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Banks Are An Ideal Place; Obtained 4 Camponotus Parius A Few Days Ago.
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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 25777Post AntOblivion
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:42 pm

Decaying wood is a great place to find C. queens
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legoer44
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Re: Catching a queen

Post: # 26027Post legoer44
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:11 pm

Where near a bank would I find them?

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