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Any embarrassing anting stories?


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#141 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 25 2021 - 6:30 AM

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Omg that's cruel

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#142 Offline strawnkayden1 - Posted June 26 2021 - 9:23 AM

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Omg that's cruel

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#143 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 26 2021 - 12:24 PM

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#144 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 26 2021 - 12:58 PM

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POV:  You're hunting for some lasius hosts when kids start screaming at you to buy apples from them.  

Yeah I hate younger children.  I kid you not, on the other side of the street they had a stand and were just selling apple, noticed me, began screaming, while I tried to walk away pretending not to notice their pleas for money from apples.


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#145 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 1 2021 - 1:13 PM

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Ok so this isn’t a great one but once I was at a beach and flipped over a rock, and under it I saw a queen. It managed to get into a hole in the rock and escape. So what's the logical thing to do? Move on and look for more. But no, I started sort of shaking the rock trying to get it out. I wonder what the people around me were thinking. Didn’t get that queen and am still sad.


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#146 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 1 2021 - 3:38 PM

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Ok so this isn’t a great one but once I was at a beach and flipped over a rock, and under it I saw a queen. It managed to get into a hole in the rock and escape. So what's the logical thing to do? Move on and look for more. But no, I started sort of shaking the rock trying to get it out. I wonder what the people around me were thinking. Didn’t get that queen and am still sad.

I can imagine people's faces  :lol:


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#147 Online eea - Posted July 3 2021 - 2:31 PM

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found a queen right in my front yard but it flew away right before i got test tubes  :*(


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#148 Online ANTdrew - Posted July 3 2021 - 4:14 PM

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found a queen right in my front yard but it flew away right before i got test tubes :*(

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#149 Offline strawnkayden1 - Posted July 4 2021 - 12:38 AM

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POV: You're hunting for some lasius hosts when kids start screaming at you to buy apples from them.
Yeah I hate younger children. I kid you not, on the other side of the street they had a stand and were just selling apple, noticed me, began screaming, while I tried to walk away pretending not to notice their pleas for money from apples.

They are clearly training to become successful business people when they get older with new aggressive marketing strategies.

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#150 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 4 2021 - 12:55 AM

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POV: You're hunting for some lasius hosts when kids start screaming at you to buy apples from them.
Yeah I hate younger children. I kid you not, on the other side of the street they had a stand and were just selling apple, noticed me, began screaming, while I tried to walk away pretending not to notice their pleas for money from apples.

They are clearly training to become successful business people when they get older with new aggressive marketing strategies.
If I wanted someone to buy my stuff I would just wait. Like anting.

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Ants epic :D
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Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(
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#151 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted July 27 2021 - 3:12 PM

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I once was searching for queens in my neighborhood and I saw a big tetromonium colony in a tree in front of someones house so I poured water in the entrance of the colony and it flooded the whole colony. I saw all the workers carrying brood out of the tree. The person who owned the house drove up and came out of his car and was staring at me for a straight 5 minutes and was taking pictures of me. I  felt so uncomfortable. He came up to me and asked what i was doing and i said "collecting queen ants." Right as i saw the queen he asked me to leave. I tried to stall because i needed to catch it. He was death-staring me. So i grabbed the queen with my fingers (probably squishing it) and shoved it into my test tube then bolted.


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#152 Offline AlexLebedev - Posted July 27 2021 - 4:08 PM

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One time i was out anting in black diamond mines with alot of equipment aspirator,foldable shovel,containors,a pocket knife,etc. People thought i was gonna try to kill someone cause i was walking around the trail with a shovel and knife so i got in trouble with the police and park rangers, after i told them my ant antics in the parking lot after the rangers brought me there they burst out laughing and started making fun of me  (n)


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#153 Offline gs5248 - Posted July 27 2021 - 5:38 PM

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One time i was out anting in black diamond mines with alot of equipment aspirator,foldable shovel,containors,a pocket knife,etc. People thought i was gonna try to kill someone cause i was walking around the trail with a shovel and knife so i got in trouble with the police and park rangers, after i told them my ant antics in the parking lot after the rangers brought me there they burst out laughing and started making fun of me  (n)

Imagine the humiliation though.


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#154 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 27 2021 - 6:06 PM

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I once was searching for queens in my neighborhood and I saw a big tetromonium colony in a tree in front of someones house so I poured water in the entrance of the colony and it flooded the whole colony. I saw all the workers carrying brood out of the tree. The person who owned the house drove up and came out of his car and was staring at me for a straight 5 minutes and was taking pictures of me. I felt so uncomfortable. He came up to me and asked what i was doing and i said "collecting queen ants." Right as i saw the queen he asked me to leave. I tried to stall because i needed to catch it. He was death-staring me. So i grabbed the queen with my fingers (probably squishing it) and shoved it into my test tube then bolted.

I understand with the situation you were in it wouldn’t be possible, but in the future please NEVER collect a queen without also collecting the workers, unless it is caught during a nuptial flight.
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#155 Offline strawnkayden1 - Posted July 27 2021 - 10:43 PM

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I once was searching for queens in my neighborhood and I saw a big tetromonium colony in a tree in front of someones house so I poured water in the entrance of the colony and it flooded the whole colony. I saw all the workers carrying brood out of the tree. The person who owned the house drove up and came out of his car and was staring at me for a straight 5 minutes and was taking pictures of me. I felt so uncomfortable. He came up to me and asked what i was doing and i said "collecting queen ants." Right as i saw the queen he asked me to leave. I tried to stall because i needed to catch it. He was death-staring me. So i grabbed the queen with my fingers (probably squishing it) and shoved it into my test tube then bolted.

I understand with the situation you were in it wouldn’t be possible, but in the future please NEVER collect a queen without also collecting the workers, unless it is caught during a nuptial flight.
Unless it’s an invasive species like tetras.
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#156 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 28 2021 - 10:15 AM

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I once was searching for queens in my neighborhood and I saw a big tetromonium colony in a tree in front of someones house so I poured water in the entrance of the colony and it flooded the whole colony. I saw all the workers carrying brood out of the tree. The person who owned the house drove up and came out of his car and was staring at me for a straight 5 minutes and was taking pictures of me. I felt so uncomfortable. He came up to me and asked what i was doing and i said "collecting queen ants." Right as i saw the queen he asked me to leave. I tried to stall because i needed to catch it. He was death-staring me. So i grabbed the queen with my fingers (probably squishing it) and shoved it into my test tube then bolted.

I understand with the situation you were in it wouldn’t be possible, but in the future please NEVER collect a queen without also collecting the workers, unless it is caught during a nuptial flight.
Unless it’s an invasive species like tetras.
Well, yeah but it is still kind of unethical as the queen will most likely die if they are taken from the workers and then the workers will slowly die out.
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#157 Offline GreekAnts - Posted July 28 2021 - 10:47 AM

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I once was searching for queens in my neighborhood and I saw a big tetromonium colony in a tree in front of someones house so I poured water in the entrance of the colony and it flooded the whole colony. I saw all the workers carrying brood out of the tree. The person who owned the house drove up and came out of his car and was staring at me for a straight 5 minutes and was taking pictures of me. I felt so uncomfortable. He came up to me and asked what i was doing and i said "collecting queen ants." Right as i saw the queen he asked me to leave. I tried to stall because i needed to catch it. He was death-staring me. So i grabbed the queen with my fingers (probably squishing it) and shoved it into my test tube then bolted.

I understand with the situation you were in it wouldn’t be possible, but in the future please NEVER collect a queen without also collecting the workers, unless it is caught during a nuptial flight.
Unless it’s an invasive species like tetras.
Well, yeah but it is still kind of unethical as the queen will most likely die if they are taken from the workers and then the workers will slowly die out.

 

Also if you enter a private property without permit or know the person that owns the property you can get in big trouble (I guess especially in the US) so be careful, you don't know what might would happen, so please be careful!
I am not trying to say that you did anything wrong, you just tried to collect some ants outside of that persons house that probably don't even care about them or even tried to poison/kill them but still its his property and he might get angry or things can go wrong, better not risk it, its not worth it at all.


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#158 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 28 2021 - 12:32 PM

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Caught my first queen the other day.. Wasn't even looking.   Had my daughter in the car to take her... somewhere.   Got in the car and a queen ant had basically fallen into the car as I opened the door.   I grabbed her with my fingers, ran back inside (leaving my daughter in the car) to grab my test tube by the door... As I go to dump her in the tube, the queen falls... somewhere.  I look for a minute, realize my daughter is still in the car, and just throw up my hands.  

So... TECHNICALLY I caught a queen.   I did it.   But... not all the way.   Like.... 75%.  Solid D.  


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#159 Offline antgallery - Posted July 28 2021 - 8:16 PM

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Caught my first queen the other day.. Wasn't even looking.   Had my daughter in the car to take her... somewhere.   Got in the car and a queen ant had basically fallen into the car as I opened the door.   I grabbed her with my fingers, ran back inside (leaving my daughter in the car) to grab my test tube by the door... As I go to dump her in the tube, the queen falls... somewhere.  I look for a minute, realize my daughter is still in the car, and just throw up my hands.  

So... TECHNICALLY I caught a queen.   I did it.   But... not all the way.   Like.... 75%.  Solid D.  

Why is this so relatable???


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#160 Offline cap_backfire - Posted Yesterday, 6:28 AM

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Caught my first queen the other day.. Wasn't even looking.   Had my daughter in the car to take her... somewhere.   Got in the car and a queen ant had basically fallen into the car as I opened the door.   I grabbed her with my fingers, ran back inside (leaving my daughter in the car) to grab my test tube by the door... As I go to dump her in the tube, the queen falls... somewhere.  I look for a minute, realize my daughter is still in the car, and just throw up my hands.  

So... TECHNICALLY I caught a queen.   I did it.   But... not all the way.   Like.... 75%.  Solid D.  

Why is this so relatable???

 

HAHAH, the struggle is real, apparently.   By guesses from my fairly detailed description to my own personal expert, it was probably a Formica species.   She had SUCH a cool caramel color, almost transluscent.   I was SO frickin excited.   Ugh.   


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