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Anting Tips for Southern Nevada

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#1 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 2:55 PM

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Does anyone have any good anting tips, like for where to go, what species to catch, and when to go? (P.S. All in Southern Nevada)


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#2 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 2:57 PM

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So no going to AZ?



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#3 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 2:58 PM

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Probably not


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#4 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:00 PM

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Try to go to the sierra nevada's and flip rocks and logs. You should find some ants.


Go after some good rain and temps should be above 70



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#5 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:01 PM

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So should I try to find a newly starting colony, or try to find a queen wandering around?


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#6 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:03 PM

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Finding a queen wandering around or digging a queen out of her founding chamber are the best options.


I would say digging up an established colony is the last option.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#7 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:03 PM

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ok


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#8 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:05 PM

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I went to a park earlier today and found three colonies of what looked like black harvester ants and one colony of fire ants under a rock. The park was near lake mead.


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#9 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:06 PM

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For types of ants any are good but it just depends on your preferences.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#10 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:07 PM

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One of the harvester colonies looked like it was preparing for nuptial flight by widening the entrance.


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#11 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:08 PM

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Could be. You would mostly be sure that a colony is getting ready for flights when you see workers and alates out of the nest in bunches.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#12 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:09 PM

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There were a lot of workers and I thought I saw an alate in the nest through the hole.


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#13 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:10 PM

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Yes they are getting ready. when was this?



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#14 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:10 PM

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earlier today


I just got back


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#15 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:11 PM

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They should be flying today night early morning or the same times I just said over the next few days.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#16 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:13 PM

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Alright


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#17 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:13 PM

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any more Questions?



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#18 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:14 PM

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Do you think ten test tubes will be enough?


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#19 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:16 PM

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Yes that should be fine. But I would also bring a aspirator and extra viles if you have any.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#20 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 4 2024 - 3:17 PM

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Why the aspirator?


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