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Earn From Ants.

What We're Doing

Stateside Ants is a biological supply company that needs queen ants for our stock. If you've found this page, that means carpenter ants are in your area! We mostly look for queen carpenter ants from suppliers. On this page, you will briefly learn how to earn 10s, 100s, or even 1000s of dollars from selling queen ants. It is extremely simple and we do our best to make sure you can get in on the action! By the end of this, you will be equipped to earn money in your free-time by collecting ants walking on the pavement.

Here's how the process works:

Ants mate by having a 'flight', which is just king ants and queen ants flying away (yes, they have wings) and mating in swarms in the air. After they've mated, the males die, and the queens drop to the ground, looking for a place to start a new colony. Queens will usually drop their wings once they've landed, so when you find a queen, she will be wingless. 

In order to find the queens, your aim should be to go out on the warm, humid afternoons and evenings which carpenter ants prefer. Normally, any time after dinner is a good time to find them, with dusk being the most popular time. It is almost always best to wander around in areas with cement near forests or patches of trees (sidewalks, roads, parking lots, etc). Carpenter ants fly every year in the spring or early summer on warm days. If it is above 75 prior to sunset, there's a chance you'll find carpenter ant queens that night! Some queens might fly around dusk, so it's recommended to take a flashlight in search of them.

You are probably wondering a few things - how do I know it's a queen ant, what do I do with the queen ant, and how much are you paying me

Queen ants (especially carpenter ants) can be separated from other ants by their larger size and proportions. Queen ants will usually be much larger than worker ants, and have a much larger thorax (mid-section). Queens may also have scars on their thorax from wings. See photos below:

By the time you find the queen(s), you'll want to be ready with test tubes, which is what queen ants are kept in. We give you the test tubes completely free at a loss to ourselves, we only require that you pay the cost of shipping (usually around $5 total). We do not charge you this for any profit. Upon signing up and payment for shipping, you will receive 2-3 dozen test tubes, cotton for blocking the test tubes, and a pre-paid shipping label for returning the envelope to us with queen ants inside. 

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Queen (left) with workers

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