Buying a queen ant in Costa Rica

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Thewayoftheant
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Buying a queen ant in Costa Rica

Post: # 74439Post Thewayoftheant
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:01 am

Hello all,

I am a teacher in an alternative school here in Costa Rica.
One of my students is in the process of creating an ant farm as an ongoing science project.
However we are having trouble finding a queen ant to start the ant colony.
Does anyone have any advice on where we could find/buy one. There are no available GAN farmers in Costa Rica.
This project is really important to him so it is very important for me.

Thanks in advance, Lucinda.

ChildAntKeeper2020
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Re: Buying a queen ant in Costa Rica

Post: # 74686Post ChildAntKeeper2020
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:19 pm

You could try to find a queen ant. you could also ask some locals if they know anything. some common ants in costa rica are Leaf-cutters, Army ants and Acacia ants. If you see any ants forming a ant trail, try to follow them because they may lead you back to there nest and you can dig up there queen. But be careful :!: :!: :!:

ChildAntKeeper2020
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Re: Buying a queen ant in Costa Rica

Post: # 74687Post ChildAntKeeper2020
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:20 pm

you can also try to leave out some jelly cups in places around your school to try to find them.

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Re: Buying a queen ant in Costa Rica

Post: # 74743Post AM1C39
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:06 am

You should bring a test tube with cotton wherever you go so if you find one you can put her in it.
If you're wondering what my profile picture is: its a fish hook ant. 8-)

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