While perusing the internet for native species of ants, I stumbled across the species Lasius Flavus. The blunt little antennae, beady black eyes, and golden color has me totally obsessed with finding a queen. Has anyone had any luck keeping this species? I've heard that they are not parasitic, or semi parasitic, or totally parasitic. O_o
Also, any idea roughly what sort of habitat I should look for when looking for nuptial flights? I've heard of some people finding colonies under rocks, but I'd really rather not dig up a whole colony if I could avoid that.