Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

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Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

Post: # 19305Post limwhol
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:32 am

See what I had caught after rain, Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight, just found a lot of queens on the ground, so excited.

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Re: Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

Post: # 19310Post Martialis
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:22 am

Were they leaving their nest just as you caught them? If so, they aren't mated.
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Re: Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

Post: # 19311Post Baltimore410Keeper
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:55 pm

Oh man ..... the freaking jackpot .... like he said hopefully they are mated ...... and you got yourself a few long weeks ahead :-)
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Re: Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

Post: # 19312Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:01 pm

In his signature it says he has been keeping ants for 11yrs so I'm sure he caught them away from the nest lol. Plus I've seen this guys Yellow Crazy ant colony (pictures on here :) ) and wow, its huge.
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Re: Messor aciculatus is having their mating flight

Post: # 19889Post limwhol
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:47 pm

Of cos they are mated, no wings ,see?

They like to swarm together after the mating flight, so you just need to find the spot and could catch a lot of them.
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