Proposing that this spring/summer, anyone who has time, get together and we drive out to desert/regional park,etc to go anting together in an effort to teach everyone proper ant finding and queen catching techniques. I may be able to provide a vehicle and pickup a few people who don't have cars (can meet at a nearby gas station or starbucks, etc). Probing waters here as there is no guarantee as of this moment. I am newer to ant keeping so I can't be a teacher. Who knows, maybe we will all come back with queens?
Let me know if anyone else who has been here longer is up for it, including suggestions.