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Crazy Situation

Post: # 67309Post Johnathan
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:20 pm

I live in Ohio where the ants do hibernate, and usually they would be right now. It’s been hot recently and I noticed that a small colony of Tetramorium was up and about from under the air conditioner in my Spanish class. I would love to catch the colony, but it’s under the AC where nothing could reach. Is there a way I could attract them to enter a test tube setup?

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Re: Crazy Situation

Post: # 67310Post AusAnts
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:56 pm

very unlikely that they will move into your test tube set up but you can try. The easiest way to get a colony would be during nuptial flights.
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

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