Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

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Carl75
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1288Post Carl75
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:21 pm

I have only found Lasius Niger queens too. I didn't mind as it's hopefully going to start my first colony.

Carl75
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1677Post Carl75
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm

I saw more queens today on the ground about 5.15pm. I didn't have anything to catch them in though. I should have caught more then join the GAN project.

b33son123

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1693Post b33son123
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:52 pm

I caught 78 queens on tusday, only had 51 test tubes so had to let some go and about 45 out the 51 have layed eggs so doing well up to yet :D

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GriffinAnt
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1736Post GriffinAnt
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:53 am

here in deepest cornwall, 4 out of 5 of my ant nests in the patio had there nuptail flight yesterday and as of 10 mins ago the 5 was gearing up. reports of flying ants have started all across cornwalll as of yesterday. sadly due to a hangover i missed the main event and only caught 6 queens which i hope to sell or pass on to ant britanna in about 2 weeks when they have settled.
Keeper of :-
siameses cat
Carnary
2 Terrapins
2 fish
lisius Niger
Messor Barbours
and all assosated feeder insects
Now have a red Fighting fish :D

AntWatchUK
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 29467Post AntWatchUK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm

We had are first national nuptial flight in the UK in late June which was just lasius Niger then another the other day which was lasius Niger and lasius flavus. All other spieceis will have their nuptial flights between now and late September.
NOTE: nuptial flights cannot be predicted day perfect all flight timetables are guesses based on previous years and the weather. If you see elates wondering about outside the nest a nuptial flight is lickley to occur within the next few days
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AntWatchUK
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 29468Post AntWatchUK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm

We had are first national nuptial flight in the UK in late June which was just lasius Niger then another the other day which was lasius Niger and lasius flavus. All other spieceis will have their nuptial flights between now and late September.
NOTE: nuptial flights cannot be predicted day perfect all flight timetables are guesses based on previous years and the weather. If you see elates wondering about outside the nest a nuptial flight is lickley to occur within the next few days
#antloveforever

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