OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

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ultraex2
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 22357Post ultraex2
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:25 am

Yeah - a couple weeks ago I saw a lot of alate brood under rocks that had tetramorium so I bet we can expect their flights in the next few weeks.
Pennsylvanicus are still flying - I found one in my parents pool yesterday. (85 degrees and rained the day before).

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 22365Post Martialis
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:24 pm

Nice, all I've found recently are males.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 23809Post Onyxiguana
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:18 am

Just now found 2 queens that I believe are Tetramorium caespitum, they were in my garage, but more might be flying in the area. Good luck!
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 23960Post LukeTheGreat
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:45 pm

C.Pennsylvanicus are flying in SE Michigan
Saw about 15 alates taking of at a Putt Putt Golf course, seemed that they were all queens. A awesome experience for a novice ant keeper, the only one who was enjoying that more than me was the Birds😰
It was 80°F+ today and rained yesterday.

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 23965Post Martialis
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:58 pm

Lasius alienus and Tetramorium are flying here in Indy. :)
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 23975Post LukeTheGreat
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:52 am

Martialis wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:58 pm
Lasius alienus and Tetramorium are flying here in Indy. :)
At what times?

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 23981Post Martialis
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:25 am

I don't know about the Lasius; I only found a dead dealate. The Tetramorium are flying throughout the morning. I also found a lone Camponotus male last night.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 24445Post ItShallBeJordan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am

I found a queen about 2 weeks ago crawling on my desk, surprisingly! She is extremely small, half the size of my other colonies aphaenogaster workers. Today I checked on her and she laid her first 2 eggs. So this is going to be an interesting colony to keep as I think they can escape my extra omni nest I have.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 24462Post Martialis
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 pm

ItShallBeJordan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am
crawling on my desk, surprisingly! She is extremely small, half the size of my other colonies aphaenogaster workers
Wow! Got her ID'd?
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 24464Post ItShallBeJordan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:14 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 pm
ItShallBeJordan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am
crawling on my desk, surprisingly! She is extremely small, half the size of my other colonies aphaenogaster workers
Wow! Got her ID'd?
Working on it.
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I like reptiles, turtles, tortoises, amphibians, mammals and of course ants!

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