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muhilanirudh
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26204Post muhilanirudh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:30 am

Finding queens is very easy

1) queens will fly mainly after a rain

2) always keep your balcony lights on queens fly right in to your home

3) queens get attracted to light

4) even I am in south Asia and the most common gueen in solenopsis geminate that is fire 🔥 ants in they fly year around.
KEPPER OF :-

POLYRACHIAS DIVES
ASIAN WEAVER ANT
CREMATOGASTER SP
SOLENOPSIS GEMINATE
PHIDOLE SP
CAMPONUTUS IRRITANS
CAMPONUTUS​ COMPRESSUS

FOUNDING :-
HUNCHBACK ANTS

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Nathant
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26208Post Nathant
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:40 am

Test tubes from Lake Charles Manufacturing are very very cheap. Get those if they can ship to your area. 16 x 150 mm tubes should be fine. I personally like glass ones better.

jscovez
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26244Post jscovez
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:00 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:07 pm
LearningAntKeeper wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:05 pm
I am a new member and am thinking of keeping ants but I am unexperienced so I have no idea where to find queen ants(any species) and what to do
I would suggest finding the AntsCanada youtube channel. If you go back to years before, there are TONS of tutorials that have plenty of info to get you started.
Great advice, everything you need to know can be learned by watching the AntsCanada tutorials, Mikey's videos on finding queen ants will help you to identify them and when and how to look for them. Once you know what to look for and when to look you'll start to find them.

LearningAntKeeper
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Location: Kuala Lumpur

Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26245Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:00 am

Thanks people :P
Founding:
Pheidole sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Camponotus cf. irritans
Odontomachus sp.

LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26246Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:02 am

But I still feel it kind of "impossible" to get a queen ant. Actually I prefer solenopsis gemanata but any ants are acceptable.
Founding:
Pheidole sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Camponotus cf. irritans
Odontomachus sp.

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Jadeninja9
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Location: SF Bay Area, California

Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26247Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:06 am

LearningAntKeeper wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:04 am
But if you use aquariums, there wouldn't be holes for connecting tubes to the nest and other outworlds for when the colony grow bigger. :cry:
You'd have to drill holes
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26265Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:55 am

1. The holes would not be standard(size)
2. The connection tubes might be too big or small
3. The holes might have jagged edges for ants to escape
Founding:
Pheidole sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Camponotus cf. irritans
Odontomachus sp.

LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26267Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:58 am

I really really would like an ant farm. But I can't wait for queens to appear in front of me. It might be too long. I am too excited and can't start looking after an ant colony. I dtarted becoming interested after watching AntsCanada's video one day
Founding:
Pheidole sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Camponotus cf. irritans
Odontomachus sp.

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Jadeninja9
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Location: SF Bay Area, California

Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26269Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:00 pm

LearningAntKeeper wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:55 am
1. The holes would not be standard(size)
2. The connection tubes might be too big or small
3. The holes might have jagged edges for ants to escape
The only out worlds that come with holes are the ones AntsCanada and Tarheel Ants sells, and those cost 50 - 100$. Anything else you'd have to drill holes yourself. It's not that hard. What you do is surround cotton where the tubing and holes meet so ants can't escape, then you tape down the cotton to keep the tubing in place. You have to drill the hole to the size of the diameter of the tubing, with the right drill bit.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26270Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:01 pm

LearningAntKeeper wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:58 am
I really really would like an ant farm. But I can't wait for queens to appear in front of me. It might be too long. I am too excited and can't start looking after an ant colony. I dtarted becoming interested after watching AntsCanada's video one day
Have you looked yet?
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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