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#1 Offline Llantris - Posted February 7 2017 - 4:12 AM

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Hey I have been watching AntsCanada YT all winter and have decided to start my own ant colonies this spring.  I really want to find some Winter Ants aka Prenolepis, so I will be keeping my eye out for those beauties Mar-Apr!  It's said they survive very well in A/C rooms and that you can start colonies with multiple queens, both seem like a great place to start for a new ant keeper. I recently found out that I should be able to find Proceratium in the wooded areas here in IL late Aug/early Sept, excited about that as they are a relatively rare species.  But I will tell you that I will be happy with any species to get started.  =D



#2 Offline BMM - Posted February 7 2017 - 4:55 AM

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Welcome to the forum. It's nice to see yet another person from around St. Louis. I'm actually planning on hunting for Prenolepis imparis today. The conditions (a wet night and ~65° day) should be about right for them. 


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#3 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted February 7 2017 - 5:45 AM

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Welcome! There is a very experienced member named Nolan that lives near you.


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Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#4 Offline T.C. - Posted February 7 2017 - 7:06 AM

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Welcome to formiculture. :)


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#5 Offline superjman - Posted February 7 2017 - 3:01 PM

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Hello! I live nearish to St. Louis on the Missouri side so we're closeish! I was out hunting P. Imperus today but I didn't see any. I've got a blacklight setup outside though so I'm gonna try after it gets dark. Here's hoping!


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