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UV light help

nuptial flight queens uv lights

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#1 Offline Lukas2021 - Posted July 26 2017 - 9:11 PM



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As I started to look for better ways to catch queens after the abomination that has been this nuptial flight season I stumbled across the UV light idea. I've read about them a bit but I have a few questions:

1. Links for long lasting UV bulbs?

2. Where should I set them up?
a. Front yard with many trees and a main road?
b. Over Grown backyard with trees and various other plants?
c. Anywhere else?

3. Any other useful information regarding UV setups or, more broadly, catching queen ants.

Thanks In advancešŸ˜€

If your wondering I caught a total of 1 queen so far!!!
Hope to catch some Crematogaster...

Edited by Lukas2021, July 26 2017 - 9:11 PM.

#2 Offline Aquaexploder - Posted July 27 2017 - 6:03 AM


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Ants and other bugs are attracted to uv light. Their are different forms of uv light and the forms that they are most attracted to are called UV-A and UV-B. It doesn't need to be specifically a uv light though, it could also be a fluorescent light because they also emit uv light. For more information look here: http://www.formicult...ueens/?hl=light

Edited by Aquaexploder, July 27 2017 - 6:05 AM.

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