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Tzakeran
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Location: Pensacola, FL

New ant keeper and they are EVERYWHERE! ^.^

Post: # 37108Post Tzakeran
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 am

Howdy, I've been turned onto ant keeping since subscribing to AntsCanada on YouTube. Last year I had no luck finding queens, and yet this year... Holey moley! I've got at least 10 queens that I believe are red fire ants (solenopsis Invicta?) And maybe one or two unidentified species to me. To put it in perspective I was in my bathroom and browsing the web, and had what I'm guessing *might* be a minimus minimorium queen crawl up my leg! Looked down and spotted two more on the tile crawling around! I even released one of the infertile *fire ant* queens I had caught about two months ago, and no joke, found two more about five minutes later! Currently I'd like some advice on ways to increase the capability of my camera phone. I know about Pro mode, natural sunlight and having a white background for contrast, and any tips to increase the output/clarity would be appreciated. I'm looking to borrow a quality digital camera for some good shots.

Thank you for your time,

Tzakeran

PTasker15
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Location: Crosby,TX

Re: New ant keeper and they are EVERYWHERE! ^.^

Post: # 37129Post PTasker15
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:18 am

I Just Turn Off All Lights And Block Out Nautral Light Zoom In,Turn On Phone Flashlight And Start Recording.I Take Photos While Recording.
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

Tzakeran
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Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:44 pm
Location: Pensacola, FL

Re: New ant keeper and they are EVERYWHERE! ^.^

Post: # 37302Post Tzakeran
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:38 pm

Aha! I hadn't thought of that! Thank you for the advice, I'll be sure to test it out!

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