The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

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SebbyBC
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 51008Post SebbyBC
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:19 pm

HaydenP wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:34 pm
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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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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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Good luck to you, I still haven’t found my queen so I don’t think it’s going to happen at all.

HaydenP
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 51022Post HaydenP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Goodluck to you too. I live way down in Louisiana so it’s still in the 90s everyday. It took me weeks to find the first queens and the very first died. Then it was pretty much only solenopsis for a really long time. You should check the GAN project too.
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Solenopsis (invicta?)

SebbyBC
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Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

Post: # 51198Post SebbyBC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:32 pm

HaydenP wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Goodluck to you too. I live way down in Louisiana so it’s still in the 90s everyday. It took me weeks to find the first queens and the very first died. Then it was pretty much only solenopsis for a really long time. You should check the GAN project too.
I’ve definitely been considering the GAN project cause it’s almost too late to find queens at this point. I might just wait another year and get really prepared with everything.

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