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homek04
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Having trouble finding queen ants

Post: # 46625Post homek04
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:28 am

Does anyone have any tips on finding queen ants in europe, where to find them and when to look for them. Thanks

AntsDakota
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Re: Having trouble finding queen ants

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Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:36 pm

homek04 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:28 am
Does anyone have any tips on finding queen ants in europe, where to find them and when to look for them. Thanks
Look after a rain storm or on a humid day, in the late morning-early afternoon, between 11 am to 3 pm.
"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

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Having trouble finding queen ants

Post: # 46674Post idahoantgirl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Ants fly at all times of day. Some species are found at night ( you an use a blacklight to attract them) and others early morning, and others afternoon.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

ClashOwenBash
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Re: Having trouble finding queen ants

Post: # 46704Post ClashOwenBash
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 am

I find most of my queens in the evenings from July-August. As it is cooler so the queens don't get cooked by all this heat. Also look up native ants in your area as it will help provide extra info which will prove useful for finding queens and much more.
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

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