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#1 Offline Guardian - Posted March 24 2020 - 10:58 PM

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Hello everyone!

 

It has been a while since I have logged on but during this time I have made the big move to Australia. Had to give up my two colonies back home in Texas but now I am looking forward to keeping ants here in Australia. I currently live in North Queensland where I have been looking for queens without luck. I was wondering what species others would recommend and what are the best times to hunt for queens? Any advice/help is much appreciated! :)

 


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#2 Offline justanotheramy - Posted March 25 2020 - 12:23 AM

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Hello! Are you following AusAnts on YouTube or FB? That might give you a feel for some local species?

Ant Keeping Depot sell ants as well as equipment if you're looking to buy.


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#3 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted March 25 2020 - 12:47 AM

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Hello everyone!

 

It has been a while since I have logged on but during this time I have made the big move to Australia. Had to give up my two colonies back home in Texas but now I am looking forward to keeping ants here in Australia. I currently live in North Queensland where I have been looking for queens without luck. I was wondering what species others would recommend and what are the best times to hunt for queens? Any advice/help is much appreciated! :)

From what I understand, flights are almost certain after rain. 


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#4 Offline Guardian - Posted March 25 2020 - 2:57 AM

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Hello! Are you following AusAnts on YouTube or FB? That might give you a feel for some local species?

Ant Keeping Depot sell ants as well as equipment if you're looking to buy.

 

No I wasn't but I am now thanks to you! Should give me some good information to get started. Thank you for the help!

 

Thank you too AnthonyP163 :)


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#5 Offline justanotheramy - Posted March 25 2020 - 7:05 PM

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There aren't the same restrictions about moving ants between states here, either (with a couple of exceptions).
Just… don't try to bring fruit into SA  :lol:



#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted March 26 2020 - 8:59 AM

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Man, I wish I could move...



#7 Offline Guardian - Posted March 27 2020 - 11:16 PM

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[quote name="ponerinecat" post="139973" timestamp="1585241946"]

Man, I wish I could move...[/quote


It’s an amazing and weird feeling to leave your home country but an amazing adventure for sure! Only thing that has thrown a damper on things is this coronavirus, just was laid off work the other day.

On a bright note, some amazing ants here!





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