Thanks for the black light idea nurbs! I will definitely have to try it out in the parks nearby. You're also right about the kids, found out both of the sellers were underage. I have to admit though, they have a pretty impressive collection.
I'm going to attempt to blacklight in certain wooded areas. I'll be checking on the ground mostly though, since I'm in love with bigger ants.
I know what you mean, I've been trying to find some Pogonomyrmex or Camponpotus' around my area, but with no luck. I'll definitely have to throw a Texas anters get-together in Austin. If my job allows it I will try to get a weekend off to go there during either July or August after a rain.