The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

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SebbyBC
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The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50572Post SebbyBC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:34 pm

So for the last few weeks I’ve been looking for queens and today I caught one out of the corner of my eye. I snatched it up and while I was transferring it to a better viewing container, it somehow got out and is now somewhere in my room.
That’s all 😂
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50573Post HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 pm

My biggest fear. Mostly because I have solenopsis invicta queens :D
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SebbyBC
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50581Post SebbyBC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:33 pm

Haha, I’m just really glad because I don’t think it was a camponotus but I really hope it isn’t. I live in a log house. I don’t think my parents would be too thrilled to find the floor eaten away.

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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50585Post cheetawolf
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:12 pm

SebbyBC wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Haha, I’m just really glad because I don’t think it was a camponotus but I really hope it isn’t. I live in a log house. I don’t think my parents would be too thrilled to find the floor eaten away.
termites eat wood, camponotous just dig through them
yay for ants!

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SebbyBC
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50612Post SebbyBC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 am

My mistake!
I knew termites ate wood but I thought that camponotus did the same thing.
Thank you for the correction!

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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50644Post DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:38 pm

Me too, I just found out that one of my Crematogaster queens escaped. She pulled the cotton right into the vial and slipped through the hole she had made. :shock: :? :oops:
First year and already enjoying it!

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SebbyBC
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50829Post SebbyBC
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:42 am

Aw man, that really sucks. How long did ou have her for?

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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50841Post HaydenP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 am

Update: 4 pheidole workers escaped and I only found 1. Kinda crazy that this thread was just started and now it happened to me. Wasn’t the queen though ;)
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Solenopsis (invicta?)

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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50947Post SebbyBC
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:46 pm

HaydenP wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 am
Update: 4 pheidole workers escaped and I only found 1. Kinda crazy that this thread was just started and now it happened to me. Wasn’t the queen though ;)
At least you caught one. I’m really upset cause it’s my first queen I've caught ever and the first I’ve seen in weeks. And I can’t find it now. She was quite large though. I’d say maybe 15mm or so. Still had wings so I think she flew.
Are those the only workers you had?

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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 50970Post HaydenP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:34 pm

SebbyBC wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:46 pm
HaydenP wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 am
Update: 4 pheidole workers escaped and I only found 1. Kinda crazy that this thread was just started and now it happened to me. Wasn’t the queen though ;)
At least you caught one. I’m really upset cause it’s my first queen I've caught ever and the first I’ve seen in weeks. And I can’t find it now. She was quite large though. I’d say maybe 15mm or so. Still had wings so I think she flew.
Are those the only workers you had?
I have a queen and with it, I caught six workers. 3 are still missing and one died. I have two other pheidole queens, but I’m not using workers with them because I’m not sure if the worker method is better or not so I wanted a backup. They seem to reproduce by budding though and are very polygynous, so the workers don’t harm the queen at all. I went back and caught a major and a worker to makeup for the missing ones. I’m not going to go after anymore. I’ll just see how this goes I guess.
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