Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

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AusAnts
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Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:09 am
Location: Darwin,Australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 66075Post AusAnts
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:53 pm

Rakeil wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:10 am
Yeah that's the plan, i do a daily walk every afternoon after work so now I take 2-4 test tubes with me just in case

I'd like to get more as while my current queen is laying eggs (8-10 thus far) there is no telling how that will go, if I end up with a few tube colonies that are going well I may give them away to local guys looking to get into the hobby
if you take a daily walk you should not miss any major nuptial flights. If you catch too many queen ants you could join the gan project to sell your ants. https://www.AntsCanada.com/queen-ants-for-sale/
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

Rakeil
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:02 am
Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 66077Post Rakeil
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:33 pm

Selling them sounds good, i wouldn't mind helping out people that aren't able to go hunting like I can though :P

AusAnts
Posts: 121
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:09 am
Location: Darwin,Australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 66770Post AusAnts
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:25 am

How much luck have you guys had with Nuptial flights?
I emailed a local Myrmecologist or whatever you call them about nuptial flights in my region. He said he finds lots of queens in march/April in my region which is helpful.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

AusAnts
Posts: 121
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:09 am
Location: Darwin,Australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 66853Post AusAnts
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:36 am

one of my friends told me about him. You could possibly look them up on the csiro website.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

myrmecia
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:54 am
Location: australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 69471Post myrmecia
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:20 pm

I have caught a lot of polyrachis hookeri queens by moving around leaflitter, maybe that works for other species

Loolmanlegacy
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 am
Location: Australia

Re: Ant keepers in Australia NSW and all other states and territories in Australia

Post: # 72193Post Loolmanlegacy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:42 am

Hey I’m in NSW and I just started. It is nearly September. September will be really exciting as the r.Metallica, I.bickenilli and the P.ammon will be flying! Really looking forward to joining the anting community in Australia. Last time, I caught an r.Metallica but I figured out it was a male.
Keeper of:
1x Iridomyrmex bickenilli, first workers

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