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Hello, how is everyone? So I am preparing for the summer flights, but I cannot wait that long, even though it is only a couple months away. So here is my question Is there an effective method of extracting a queen ant out of her nest? As in, without digging or disturbing the nest? I "heard" that if you safely extract all the ants from the colony, the queen would come out to see what the commotion is about. Un-reliable source, but I remember reading it somewhere. PS. I can tell I will be getting tons of Yellow Meadow Ant queens this season. If anyone is interested, I can give you the queens for free. (Southern California) Thanks. Jim
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Many people just pick up ants with their fingers, but some use an aspirator which safely sucks the ants into a collecting jar. These can be made cheaply in the home and will collect ants of all sizes, queens included.
Here is my own idea about how to make one, so I hope this helps
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