Best starter kit option if we don't know what kind of Queen we'll end up with?

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kfam421
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Best starter kit option if we don't know what kind of Queen we'll end up with?

Post: # 78443Post kfam421
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:06 pm

We are looking to purchase a starter kit for a birthday gift for our 13 YO son who has been an avid fan of AntsCanada for a while now. We plan to try to catch our own Queen, but have NO idea what kind we may end up with. Is it best to just start with the AC Starter Gear Pack and a small Ant Tower (which ends up being $100) or should we just get the All You Need which seems to come with a much broader set-up? Not sure if the All You Need is just too big for a brand new colony/ant keeper? And what kind of nest would we go with if we didn't know what kind we'll end up with? We live in Central Wisconsin.

Any advice on best starter set-ups is welcome. Right now I'm leaning toward the AC Starter Gear Pack and Small Ant Tower as that gives him the option to catch several queens and get those started while having a 'home' as soon as any get big enough to move.

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Re: Best starter kit option if we don't know what kind of Queen we'll end up with?

Post: # 78457Post AM1C39
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:25 am

i would suggest the AC Starter Gear Pack and a small Ant Tower.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Best starter kit option if we don't know what kind of Queen we'll end up with?

Post: # 78463Post kfam421
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:23 am

Thanks! Very excited to begin our antkeeping journey!

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