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LiveMalik
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Night hunting

Post: # 41434Post LiveMalik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:45 pm

Do you guys recommend searching at night for queens on hot summer nights?

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colo3000
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Re: Night hunting

Post: # 41443Post colo3000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:15 am

LiveMalik wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Do you guys recommend searching at night for queens on hot summer nights?
I would recommend anytime after it rains. I’ve had great luck with finding queen ants everywhere after it rains, especially early morning.
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MilwaukeeJake
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Location: Milwaukee Wi

Re: Night hunting

Post: # 47206Post MilwaukeeJake
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:47 pm

I have read from other people how ants mating at night are attracted to lights, but I have not seen this ever happen. I have been staying in the perfect place for it to work too. I am on a large island, miles from any other light source. We have 2 bright lights on all night long. This whole summer I have checked every night and never seen an ant. Especially after rains. There are plenty of other bugs but never an ant. It's not that I'm not finding queen ants at all. I have found about 25 so far this summer but mostly around mid day.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: Night hunting

Post: # 47213Post idahoantgirl
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:29 pm

I've heard you can use a blacklight to attract queens
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

ClashOwenBash
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Re: Night hunting

Post: # 47230Post ClashOwenBash
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:21 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:29 pm
I've heard you can use a blacklight to attract queens
Whats a blacklight???
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idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Night hunting

Post: # 47250Post idahoantgirl
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm

ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:21 am
idahoantgirl wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:29 pm
I've heard you can use a blacklight to attract queens
Whats a blacklight???
It's a special kind of light. You can get them in flashlight form at any hardware store.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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