Illinois Ant locations and/or GAN farmers

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SageePrime
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Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Location: Belleville, Illinois

Illinois Ant locations and/or GAN farmers

Post: # 34152Post SageePrime
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Hello guys I live in illinois and I'm looking to acquire a Prenolepis imparis and Trachymyrmex septentrionalis colony. I'm hoping to find locations where flights are know to occur and get in as close proximity to those areas as I can. Currently waiting for Prenolepis imparis flights and hoping to catch a queen or two of the false honeypot ants. I'm currently living in Belleville Illinois right out St. Louis Missouri so any help from anyone in the area familiar with this species would be greatly appreciated.

I'm hoping if the rain subsides for a few days that there will be nuptial flights in my area.

As for Trachymyrmex septentrionalis goes... I have no idea where to start. I really am interested in a fungus growing species and that's the only one I've heard ranges in my state so getting a good idea where they'd be would help immensely
5 Queen Tapinoma Sessile colony
2 Queen Tetramorium colony
2 Aphaenogaster Tennesseensis
1 Camp. Pennsylvanicus colonies
1 Camp. Subbarbatus colony
1 Camp. Herculeanus Colony
1 Crematogaster Cerasi colony
1 Formica Subsericia colony

JakeM0816
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Illinois Ant locations and/or GAN farmers

Post: # 38488Post JakeM0816
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:39 pm

Never heard of a fungal growing species in Illinois, I live around the Chicago suburbs, it’s too late for prenolepis right now but tell me more about the fungal ants.
Keeping:
1xPrenolepis imparis
1xformica Palifidulva
1xTetramorium Immigrans
1xCamponatus Pennsylvanicus


Founding:
4x tetramorium Immigrans
2xFormica Fusca
4xFormica Sp.
2xLasius Umbratus
2x Formica Subcericia

Huntley GAN Farmer :D

EluTree
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Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:11 am

Re: Illinois Ant locations and/or GAN farmers

Post: # 51261Post EluTree
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:29 am

I live in the same area and was wondering what luck you had?

I’m just starting to get into ant keeping and fear my interest has started too late in the year to find any queens. Is that true in the Belleville area?

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