Queen Ant Trap?

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Queen Ant Trap?

Post: # 4834Post New2Ants
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Hey guys! It's been along time since I've posted. I guess when ants go on hibernating, so does the forum!
I was wondering, with nuptial flight season coming up, if we could all put our heads together to make a queen ant trap! There are so many unique animal traps made for specific purposes, why not have one for our little hobbie! Hey, if it works, the AntsCanada website could possibly market it and sell it! It could be a solution to those pesky ant species and prevent any more fire ant hills in your backyard :P. Thanks! :D

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Re: Queen Ant Trap?

Post: # 4835Post MadVampy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:04 pm

Well the only way would be to TENT the mound just after it rained (before noon) and then lay some plastic down near the edges. they would fly, hit the tent and land on the plastic. Other then that there isn't much your going to use to attract the queen to fly in a specific direction.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:06 pm

Black light traps.


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Re: Queen Ant Trap?

Post: # 4839Post MadVampy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:57 pm

I'll just stick to the tried and true method. I watch a few mounds near my office, look for males to start appearing the next day after a rain. Then when they start swarming for the flight I then go collect the queens around the mound in the concrete/asphalt parking lot. Collected a total of 15 in one day.

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=563
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Post: # 4840Post Ants4fun
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:19 am

That only works for Solenopsis, however. There is no such indication for a lot of northern species.

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Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:57 pm

the best trap ive found that works for all species.>>> keep your eyes open and containers at your side, day or night, north or south. i have caught almost every sp. in my area at some point or another using this method. i personally like the work of finding the queens. it gives me the chance to learn more about my hobby, when out hunting. :D
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Re: Queen Ant Trap?

Post: # 4843Post MadVampy
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:17 pm

larynx wrote:the best trap ive found that works for all species.>>> keep your eyes open and containers at your side, day or night, north or south. i have caught almost every sp. in my area at some point or another using this method. i personally like the work of finding the queens. it gives me the chance to learn more about my hobby, when out hunting. :D

Yea what he said. I like just wandering around and looking. Hell I like to learn stuff so if by chance while out hunting I see something new thats a PLUS to me!
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Re: Queen Ant Trap?

Post: # 5581Post AntsRule
Wed May 04, 2016 10:13 pm

I find pools are a great place to look. Just make sure you get them before they drown. :cry:
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