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Looking to buy queen for new colony (Indiana)


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#1 Offline DimmuBurger777 - Posted February 9 2019 - 8:12 AM

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I’m a beginner looking for someone in or near Indiana to buy a queen to start my first colony.

#2 Offline kounelus - Posted February 9 2019 - 11:41 AM

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If you're interested in buying ant queens or colonies in the USA then the seller has to be from the same state. Unless you have a permit or something along those lines. If you were willing to wait a few months and had the time to search for them, you could try to catch a queen during a nuptial flight.

 

Otherwise, it may help to know what type of species of ant you were looking to get. Also from my limited experience you should try to get a colony, not just a queen. Since there is no guarantee that a queen will successfully found a colony. Or just be aware that the queen you buy may not be fertile or may die before successfully founding.



#3 Offline Dimityr - Posted February 10 2019 - 7:34 AM

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There's a few of us on here from Indiana that may be willing to sell, just give it a few months for us to wake up our ants fully/ catch queens and for them to have their first workers.






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