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black light ants catching queens

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#1 Offline JenC - Posted March 30 2019 - 8:23 PM

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Anyone know a cheap and effective black light I could use on trips?

Edited by JenC, March 30 2019 - 8:24 PM.

Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#2 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 30 2019 - 8:28 PM

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Here
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#3 Offline JenC - Posted March 30 2019 - 8:54 PM

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Hey thanks.
Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#4 Offline antsinmypants - Posted March 31 2019 - 4:58 AM

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https://www.aliexpre....27424c4ddfOSXs

 

It will take a few weeks before you get it. It's not terribly bright but probably good enough for a small, portable trap. 



#5 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 31 2019 - 7:40 AM

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Just remember to cover the light with a white cloth.

#6 Offline JenC - Posted March 31 2019 - 7:55 PM

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Why?
Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 1 2019 - 5:37 AM

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Because the trap only works with the cloth. The ants are attracted to it.

#8 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 1 2019 - 6:54 AM

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It diffuses the blacklight over a larger area which in turn increases the effectiveness of the blacklight.
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#9 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 1 2019 - 2:26 PM

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Plus it makes is easier to catch queens on it. You don’t want to have to reach into small cracks and crannies with an aspirator. Another reason is that, sometimes you miss a bug, and when you bring the setup inside, you have bugs in your house!!

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#10 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 1 2019 - 2:47 PM

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The sheet works better behind the light, not over it.



#11 Offline JenC - Posted April 1 2019 - 6:15 PM

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Why?
Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#12 Offline mallonje - Posted April 1 2019 - 7:50 PM

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I'm wondering. Would a mylar safety blanket be better?

It would reflect more light and attract more bugs right?

Edited by mallonje, April 1 2019 - 7:50 PM.

Founding:

                 1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18

                 2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18 

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18 1st Eggs 5/22/18

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/31/18

                 1 T. Caespitum(?) queen caught 6/1/18






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