can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

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Bierschneeman
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can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

Post: # 45644Post Bierschneeman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:55 pm

I have a friendly small colony of non aggressive ants next to my porch they have been my buddys for months, these are perfect. perhaps as my first colony.

has anyone successfully encouraged a wild colony to move into their fofmicarium ?

I'm thinking about rigging a rain shetlter next to them adding food next time it torrentially rains, and hope.

is there a more active encouragement?
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

DeeJayX
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Location: Ridgecrest Ca.

Re: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

Post: # 45669Post DeeJayX
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 pm

I have been wondering the same thing. It would be relay cool if you could. But I think if it where that easy people would be doing it more than caching queens.

Bierschneeman
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Re: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

Post: # 45693Post Bierschneeman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:56 am

Image
neighboring colony. having trouble identifying. but I am new to identifying.

my magnifying glass isn't powerful enough.

about half the length of a fennel seed or width of diamond brand cardboard matches. or match head.
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

Bierschneeman
Posts: 153
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Location: louisiana

Re: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

Post: # 46070Post Bierschneeman
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:51 pm

thoughts on ID?
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

Steven
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Location: England

Re: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

Post: # 46095Post Steven
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:20 am

It would be sweet if that would happen, and it might if the formicarium is ideal condition, let me know if anyone tries this and succeeds
Lasius Niger
MEGA COLONY Myrmica Rubra
Pheidole Pallidula

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