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#1 Offline smares - Posted January 10 2018 - 11:41 PM

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How many collection vials do you, my fellow ant keepers, usually take with you on collection trips?   I have only heard people say to take lots of vials but never a specific number. I know not all queens survive so i need to collect a few.



#2 Online T.C. - Posted January 10 2018 - 11:46 PM

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Depends on what your doing, just want them for yourself? Then 5-10 should definetly be sufficient. If you plan on selling or doing some form of experimentation then really as many as you can carry comfortably. I generally take 30 if I go anywhere to look.

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#3 Offline smares - Posted January 11 2018 - 12:46 AM

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I am collecting for myself mostly. Thank you, that is the info I was looking for!



#4 Offline nurbs - Posted January 11 2018 - 8:41 PM

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About 200.


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#5 Offline smares - Posted January 11 2018 - 9:39 PM

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200, let's see... that around 7 queens per founding chamber. surviving queens be like:

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#6 Offline nurbs - Posted January 11 2018 - 10:20 PM

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200, let's see... that around 7 queens per founding chamber. surviving queens be like:

 
 
No worries

 

 

Haha. Love that movie.

 

I bring 200 cosmetic containers, but it doesn't meant 200 are collected. Usually it is way less.

 

But gotta come prepared! Just in case we see a bajillion Dorymyrmex or Solenopsis take flight that night. That would be total hotsauce jackpot. 


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#7 Offline smares - Posted January 12 2018 - 11:57 PM

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I don't know what I would even do with that many ants! Are you building an ant empire?



#8 Online T.C. - Posted January 13 2018 - 12:11 AM

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200, let's see... that around 7 queens per founding chamber. surviving queens be like:
 
 
No worries

 
Haha. Love that movie.
 
I bring 200 cosmetic containers, but it doesn't meant 200 are collected. Usually it is way less.
 
But gotta come prepared! Just in case we see a bajillion Dorymyrmex or Solenopsis take flight that night. That would be total hotsauce jackpot.

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