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Thoughts on black lighting?


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#1 Offline JoeByron - Posted April 7 2021 - 1:55 AM

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What is everyone's thoughts on black lighting? Tip? Pros? Cons?

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 7 2021 - 2:14 AM

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Blacklighting is an excellent way to find lots of queens from some interesting species. You’ll mostly find smaller ants in our region. The only con is that you are contributing to light pollution that can disorient migrating birds and disrupt insects’ mating patterns. I only recommend leaving your light on for short periods while you attend it.
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Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#3 Offline JoeByron - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:31 PM

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Blacklighting is an excellent way to find lots of queens from some interesting species. You’ll mostly find smaller ants in our region. The only con is that you are contributing to light pollution that can disorient migrating birds and disrupt insects’ mating patterns. I only recommend leaving your light on for short periods while you attend it.

 

Do you only have to point a black light or a regular light as well at the blanket?



#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 8 2021 - 2:09 AM

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Just a blacklight is enough, but stronger the better.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.





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