Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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antsyanna
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 34014Post antsyanna
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:17 am

Philadelphia resident here! I'm anxiously awaiting the weather to get above 65. I got a colony of prenolepis imparis from a GAN farmer, but I'd like to try to found a polygynous colony (or a few) once the flight starts. Has anyone on the forum had any luck at Marconi Plaza in South Philly? It's so nice and wooded and near water.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 34862Post Stickman10
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:35 pm

I saw some queen ants walking around there nest.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35109Post Stickman10
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Found a queen without wings (Don't know if it has mated)
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35115Post antnest8
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:59 pm

me too! (prenolepis imparis colony)((and i know i don't live near pennsylvania))
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35127Post Stickman10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm

I think I caught one of those too but I'm not sure. I would share pics but my camera is awful.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35641Post Stickman10
Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 pm

Yesterday caught 4 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35708Post TMcG98
Mon May 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Stickman10 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Yesterday caught 4 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens.
I've been DYING to find Camponotus queens. What kind of area did you find them in? I have tons of Camponotus ants in my back garden, but haven't seen any queens about yet.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35720Post antnest8
Mon May 07, 2018 5:29 pm

what temp is it over their?
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35725Post MrThrasher
Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 pm

TMcG98 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Stickman10 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Yesterday caught 4 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens.
I've been DYING to find Camponotus queens. What kind of area did you find them in? I have tons of Camponotus ants in my back garden, but haven't seen any queens about yet.
Campos fly at dusk and dawn mainly. I find them by flipping rocks, peeling tree bark, and breaking open old rotten logs with a screw driver. They like damp, humid hiding places.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35745Post Stickman10
Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 am

MrThrasher wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 pm
TMcG98 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Stickman10 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Yesterday caught 4 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens.
I've been DYING to find Camponotus queens. What kind of area did you find them in? I have tons of Camponotus ants in my back garden, but haven't seen any queens about yet.
Campos fly at dusk and dawn mainly. I find them by flipping rocks, peeling tree bark, and breaking open old rotten logs with a screw driver. They like damp, humid hiding places.
I live in Hershey and found another one today under some planters. If you really want some I would be happy to give it for like a 5 dollars if you bring your own test tube setup. Be careful though one escaped from my test tube setup and I had to find it afterword.
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