Tetramorium nuptial flight in Tazewell, IL?

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BarkTNewbie
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Tetramorium nuptial flight in Tazewell, IL?

Post: # 68554Post BarkTNewbie
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:17 am

Hi guys and gals! So I'm brand new to ant keeping, I have been watching Ant Canda for a while (2 years or so), and I want to get started with ant keeping. I know my first ant I want to keep are Tetramorium sp e, But does anyone in the area have any idea where to begin?? Plus its been cold, rainy, ichy, and we are in quarantine. But I still want to catch a queen! any ideas and/or insight?

thank you guys for your help!! be safe out there!! :D :D :D

ILOVEANTS4ever
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Re: Tetramorium nuptial flight in Tazewell, IL?

Post: # 69582Post ILOVEANTS4ever
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:50 am

You should try to catch a Tetramorium queen in May or late June during their nuptial flights. Then if you can catch a fertile queen, then you should put it into a test tube setup which you already know about, then go from there.

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