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Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:22 pm
by Ants500
Does anyone have tips for finding queens during nuptial flight, I've tried all summer and found only 1 camponotus queen! It seems like the only way to is just random wandering, is there any other method to finding them?

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:11 am
by Antsinohio
If you find a small pile of loose dirt you can dig it up about 4 to 6 inches deep. You can also find them at night where theres lights on all night mostly you will mostly find tetramorium queens and males tetramorium is one of my favorite species they are fast growing

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:55 am
by muhilanirudh
Finding queens is very easy

1) queens will fly mainly after a rain

2) always keep your balcony lights on queens fly right in to your home

3) queens get attracted to light

4) you can find queens in midday hiding under stones barcks BUT BE CARFUL THERE MIGHT BE SNAKES UNDER THE ROCKS
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Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:17 pm
by Ants500
Do they get attracted to LED lights or regular?

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:14 am
by muhilanirudh
They best get attracted to CFL or florocent bulbs but LED is fine

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:17 pm
by Ants500
Ok thanks :)

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:45 pm
by Jadeninja9
I just found 10 queens today. The area I had caught them in had been warmer than usual this week. It was also really humid and windy. I guess those were the perfect conditions. There doesn't have to be rain, I think it just has to be humid.

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:58 am
by VisualDarkness
I found three in my hair during my last walk. They are everywhere here now.

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 am
by AqdasHassaan
VisualDarkness wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:58 am
I found three in my hair during my last walk. They are everywhere here now.
You lucky beast. :lol: :lol: