Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

A listing of ant meet ups, events, and clubs around the world. Go on an ant trek with ant enthusiasts from your city. Connect with each other and foster an ant community where you live!

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
User avatar
invjang
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue May 30, 2017 8:20 pm
Location: Chicago

Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 23476Post invjang
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:29 pm

Is there anyone interested in a kind of meetup in Chicago area?
I live in the west suburb of Chicago.
A keeper of
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

User avatar
Cale3459
Posts: 200
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:59 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 24120Post Cale3459
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:42 pm

invjang wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Is there anyone interested in a kind of meetup in Chicago area?
I live in the west suburb of Chicago.
I'm downstate but I'm in Joliet fairly regularly
Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
(http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2686)

TippyDisc911
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:23 am
Location: Oak Forest, Illinois, Usa

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 27014Post TippyDisc911
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:08 am

I live in Oak Forest
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 10 workers
Tetramourium Immigrans: 2 workers
solenopsis molesta: 7 workers

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

jhaltmeyer
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Location: Chicago Area

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37214Post jhaltmeyer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:35 pm

I see that this is an old post but I'm new to ant keeping so thought I'd see if you have a "meetup" of sorts going?

MightyScott
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37243Post MightyScott
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:41 pm

I’m near Chicago. Is there a weather alert or something we can get on so we know when good queening days are?

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 568
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37249Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:02 pm

jhaltmeyer wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:35 pm
I see that this is an old post but I'm new to ant keeping so thought I'd see if you have a "meetup" of sorts going?
I don’t know of any meetings that go on here in Chicago/ Chicagoland area.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

jhaltmeyer
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Location: Chicago Area

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37304Post jhaltmeyer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:53 pm

Thanks for letting me know. TheRealAntMan, have you hibernated your Camponotus ants? I have two camp. queens with eggs so I know this is a bit premature but if they are still going this winter can I hibernate them in the refrigerator? I am a bit concern about it but I don't have any other option as I live in an apartment.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 568
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37383Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:02 pm

I have not hibernated this Camponotus colony, having recently obtained the colony. However I have hibernated past colonies in a wine cooler. Putting your ants in a fridge is okay as long as you put the fridge on its lowest setting.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

jhaltmeyer
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Location: Chicago Area

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37385Post jhaltmeyer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Oh good to know, I guess I will be trying out that setting with my fridge before winter. Thanks for the help. :D

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 568
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Any ant keepers in Chicago area?

Post: # 37387Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:40 pm

No problem
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests