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#1 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 11 2023 - 9:50 AM

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I really want to find Crematogaster this summer, I will take any advice about finding them.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 11 2023 - 12:40 PM

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Where are you located, and are they common in your area?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#3 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 11 2023 - 3:18 PM

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Where are you located, and are they common in your area?

Like my profile says, I'm in Iowa, and I don't really know if they are common, but I don't see them too often.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 11 2023 - 5:14 PM

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Got it. Look for Crematogaster cerasi queens on very hot and humid days with light winds at the end of summer. Days after rains are best. Here in Virginia, I find them from mid August to early September. Alates leave the nest around 11:00am, and dealates can be found wandering about the rest of the afternoon. I find them mostly in edge habitats with abundant native trees nearby. Native creeper vines ( like Virginia creeper and trumpet creeper) are also important nectar sources for them, so I recommend looking for those.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#5 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 11 2023 - 5:59 PM

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Got it. Look for Crematogaster cerasi queens on very hot and humid days with light winds at the end of summer. Days after rains are best. Here in Virginia, I find them from mid August to early September. Alates leave the nest around 11:00am, and dealates can be found wandering about the rest of the afternoon. I find them mostly in edge habitats with abundant native trees nearby. Native creeper vines ( like Virginia creeper and trumpet creeper) are also important nectar sources for them, so I recommend looking for those.

Oh, I know of a perfect place for that!


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 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 12 2023 - 3:14 AM

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Good luck! Keep us posted.
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"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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