I dug up eleven of these queens from their founding chambers near Big Bear Lake, California on 7-26-2015. I've been wanting some of these for a long time. This unique species of Pogonomyrmex is only found in the pine forested mountains of Southern California, where there is snow on the ground most of the winter. I'm guessing these will probably even need to be hibernated.
For now, I put one of these in a small dirt box, and the rest are in test tubes. The one in the dirt box dug itself a nest pretty quick. The ones in the test tubes are still going crazy, so hopefully they will calm down soon.