Im new to this and after my first attempt to start a colony (which failed because I didnt manage to get a queeen only unfertilized winged ants, but they made some awesome tunnels). This morning when I went to water ny girlfriends garden there was a big any with wings, she wasnt doing much and didnt seem very active, but I wanted to try again so i grabbed her and put her into a container. When i got back to my house i quickly filled a container 50/50 soil and sand and put her into it, after about 10 seconds of putting her in she started to do something weird, she would curl up and then flick her wings, she did this for about a minute and I was going on here to ask you guys what was happening, but as i looked at her again, this time she curled up, but then she tore off her wings! I was so excited by this, have I found a queen ant ready to start a colony of her own??