I had made my own farm back when I was a kid - it was a cocktail olive jar inside a peanut butter jar with sand and about 40 or so worker sugar ants. I recall that setup lasted for almost a year. This led to an interest in keeping insects as pets: various stick bugs, tarantulas, scorpions, all culminating in the straw that broke my mother's back - madagascar hissing cockroaches.
I stumbled upon antscanada while surfing YouTube for science videos out of boredom and I'm now very interestested in raising local native species this summer. I figure I've got some time until the first nuptial flights in my area and any chance at finding queens, so I had better brush up.
Any advice is always accepted and would be greatly appreciated.