NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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xDarthWonkax
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Location: Kentucky, United States

NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Post: # 52153Post xDarthWonkax
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:25 pm

I’m new to the Ant Keeping community and I’ve been watching AntsCanada’s YouTube channel and I wanna start raising my own colony but I don’t even know where to begin. I live in Kentucky, United States. Any advice?

cheetawolf
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Re: NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Post: # 52156Post cheetawolf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 pm

well its almost winter time, and ants are going into hibernation. better start nest spring
yay for ants!

keeping
15x lasius niger/americanus

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

GAN farmer in richmond BC

JoeHostile1
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Re: NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Post: # 52184Post JoeHostile1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:21 pm

Check to see if there are any GAN farmers that live near you if you want to buy a colony. Or wait till spring and try and catch your own queen.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfFtn6RegZ3F1NdS1g08NA

AntsDakota
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Re: NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Post: # 52426Post AntsDakota
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:33 am

xDarthWonkax wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:25 pm
I’m new to the Ant Keeping community and I’ve been watching AntsCanada’s YouTube channel and I wanna start raising my own colony but I don’t even know where to begin. I live in Kentucky, United States. Any advice?
There is one GAN farmer in Kentucky that actually has ants. The GAN page says he is from Lexington, if that is convenient enough for you. He has Lasius americanus, Formica subsericea, and Crematogaster cerasi.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

TheCrazyAntLady
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Re: NEW TO ANT KEEPING!

Post: # 55087Post TheCrazyAntLady
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 am

I live in KY too so, depending on which county you live in, I could probably help you out! I'm usually selling queens. I usually sell a TON of Tetramorium Immigrans but I'm fresh out right now. I'm yet to set up a GAN account. I also sell formicariums (ant habitats) if your interested! I can inform you when I have more queens but they won't have many workers. You'll have to raise them out of their founding stages if you want them ASAP
Hello from the backwoods of KY!

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