I have a reputation on this forum to being dedicated to catching ants, but this time, I took that to the extreme. In my backyard, there's a good sized Red Maple Tree that I've seen Pseudomyrmex ejectus foraging on. I wanted to see if I could find any nests, so I started climbing. I climbed up about 50 feet until I finally found a dead twig. I cracked it open and inside was a nest of Pseudomyrmex ejectus. I descended down the tree once I realized that I had sliced open my knee somehow. On the way down, about 20 feet up, I got my foot stuck, and I could not get it out. I struggle for about 20 minutes, and I finally realized that I just needed to climb back up and drop out of the tree, so I did. I took the ants back to my porch to collect them, and I saw lots of alate brood and even an alate male! And I actually finally got the queen! I haven't gotten them into a proper setup as of yet, but I will get one soon. I plan on setting them up in a paludarium setup, along with my Cephalotes varians once I obtain them in a few weeks. Updates coming soon.
Edited by Ferox_Formicae, June 5 2019 - 4:20 AM.