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by Anteaters
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Faster growing colonies
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Faster growing colonies

I just thought of another solution and that would be raising 2 or more carpenter ant queens together. But I don’t know if carpenter ants form colonies with more than one queen(super colonies?). Is there even a small chance this may work?
by Anteaters
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Faster growing colonies
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Faster growing colonies

Thank you both, what I meant by local was “North Colorado”. I’m aware of the law, I mention the state for you to get an idea of the ant species in the state. As for taking what we can, I am quite skilled at finding queens but I don’t keep them all 😂. I want to be smart and start a colony I will like...
by Anteaters
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Faster growing colonies
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Faster growing colonies

I’m looking for an ant species medium to large in size (over 3mm workers), with a fast colony grow rate (priority over size). Was planning to get carpenter ants but they reproduce quite slowly (up to 2 years to get a 20-50 colony). I’m planning to get local ants if possible (North Colorado, USA), so...