The funny misadventures of ant hunting

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Proverbs66
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The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30967Post Proverbs66
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:20 am

Ok I just wanted to ask everyone what their weirdest, funniest, and most favorite queen captures were. Mine was pretty funny, my brother and I were walking from the store when I noticed something on the back of his white t shirt it was a queen phiedole I told him to keep still and to let me catch it with the empty bottle I had, just in case I ran into this kind of situation, told me hurry up and catch my stupid ant so we could go already, so i chuckled and slid the ant into the bottle and we went on our way. This was funny to me because usually your siblings don't get too involved with your ant keeping hobby but rather think you're a nerd and respect it from a distance but my brother played an important role in my hobby for just a little while even though he didn't know it :lol:
So anyone else have an awesome story about how they caught their queens? :D
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30968Post Brentywenty
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:50 am

I found this summer a myrmica queen in my own backyard close to it's nest. (I knew for sure it was fertile because it was mating when I saw it.) And just before that I went to my friend's house to like play, you know. And after two hours we came back and I saw all these ants crawl out of their nest and I knew something special was happening and I looked and I saw the queen. The thing is that if I didn't go to my friend I probably didn't even go outside and then I would have never seen the queen I now have. So all thanks to my friend I have in my first year of ant keeping a myrmica queen! :D

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P.S. I have a topic about this queen in the main forum and I would be really happy if you help me with it.
It's called myrmica queen found in Belgium, Ghent on 10/8/2017.
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Post: # 30975Post Phoenix
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 pm

Found Two Odontomachus Queens In My Bathroom Not Too Long Ago.
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30981Post Jadeninja9
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm

When I went walking with my mom and captured a Jerusalem cricket thinking it was a cool type of Lasius species. Or when I caught two tiny Ceretina sp. bees (aka small carpenter bees) thinking they were of the Camponotus species.
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30994Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm

I was at a church event with a friend sitting outside. A lasius neoniger queen landed on her shirt, and I made her stand still. :lol:
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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: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30995Post KSkuroooari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:29 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm
When I went walking with my mom and captured a Jerusalem cricket thinking it was a cool type of Lasius species. Or when I caught two tiny Ceretina sp. bees (aka small carpenter bees) thinking they were of the Camponotus species.
😂 Sounds like something I would do.
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 30996Post Jadeninja9
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 pm

KSkuroooari wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm
When I went walking with my mom and captured a Jerusalem cricket thinking it was a cool type of Lasius species. Or when I caught two tiny Ceretina sp. bees (aka small carpenter bees) thinking they were of the Camponotus species.
😂 Sounds like something I would do.
Haha lol
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 31033Post Proverbs66
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:46 pm

These are great!!! :lol: anyone else have an awesome story to tell?
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Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Post: # 31854Post TOTHEMOON11
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:27 am

I was driving down the road to work, and a companeros queen landed on my windshield, then proceeded to fly thew my window and hit my sqare in the face. I cough her and she has been my best queen yet XD she is almost a year into the colony and i have a shit tone of workers. Maby she just wanted to be captured, and btw i was late to work because of that :lol:
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