Meet and Greet for New Members
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Hello there. My name is David and I am trying to get back into ant keeping. I use to have a colony of carpenter ants about two years ago that I took care of for several months. Unfortunately the colony died out(my guess is that the queen died of old age as this colony was captured from my back yard and I had no way to know how old it was). Anyway, after that happened I kept trying to raise my own colony from a single queen for the next year, never being successful. I gave up after my tenth failed attempt for a while. I want to get back into ant keeping though because I've learned a lot in the past year and now know more than I ever did before. I'll likely need help quite often though so I'll post any questions I have on the forum. It's nice to meet all you fellow ant keepers and I hope we can work together on whatever challenges we face in this field!
Hi there! It's always great to have new ant keepers around. I am from New Mexico myself so likely we will encounter many of the same species which I find awesome. I don't know of many people here who are keeping the desert species.
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!
It's really nice having several different species here in Payson. I hope to get a Pogonomyrmex barbatus queen next summer. I find these harvesters are one of the most durable species in my area. I hope your colonies do well and if you don't currently have one I wish you the best of luck in your search for new queens.
Welcome! If I lived in Arizona, I would love a colony of Acromyrmex.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25
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