Oregon/Washington Ant Sightings Post Here!!!

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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Oregon/Washington Ant Sightings Post Here!!!

Post: # 17147Post SamuelMamuel
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:28 am

Excited to see some good west coast ants. :D
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Post: # 17574Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:18 pm

Are any Oregonians even seeing ants yet? I know I haven't :cry:
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Post: # 18015Post RainbowScience
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:58 pm

I haven't spotted any yet, but the temperature is getting there.

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Post: # 18053Post SamuelMamuel
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:47 pm

RainbowScience wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:58 pm
I haven't spotted any yet, but the temperature is getting there.
It needs to hurry up. We have had so many days where I expect to see them and don't
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Post: # 19010Post RainbowScience
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:00 pm

I still haven't spotted anything, but I've noticed some other insects start making their moves.

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Post: # 19030Post JCassel94
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Anyone know kind of an average date that any nuptial flights start in western WA? I'm new to ant keeping and I'm looking foward to catching a queen, but I'm still yet to see any ants around either despite the fact that it's been pretty warm for quite a while around where I live

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Post: # 19042Post SamuelMamuel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:35 am

JCassel94 wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Anyone know kind of an average date that any nuptial flights start in western WA? I'm new to ant keeping and I'm looking foward to catching a queen, but I'm still yet to see any ants around either despite the fact that it's been pretty warm for quite a while around where I live
I am literally the exact same. I want to start ant keeping this year so bad.
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Post: # 20894Post JCassel94
Tue May 09, 2017 9:11 pm

Finally started seeing some ants around in the last couple weeks, but still not fully sure when they'll start their nuptials. Found a tetramorium (not sure of the local species) colony in my driveway today and I saw an active colony of some kind of formica (pretty sure that's what it is, but know for sure it's not formica Pacifica which is the main species I want to go for) last week. I'm not very good with identification of species since I'm not experienced with ant keeping, but pretty sure that's what I found

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Post: # 20905Post SamuelMamuel
Tue May 09, 2017 11:11 pm

JCassel94 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Finally started seeing some ants around in the last couple weeks, but still not fully sure when they'll start their nuptials. Found a tetramorium (not sure of the local species) colony in my driveway today and I saw an active colony of some kind of formica (pretty sure that's what it is, but know for sure it's not formica Pacifica which is the main species I want to go for) last week. I'm not very good with identification of species since I'm not experienced with ant keeping, but pretty sure that's what I found
I've been looking a lot. I am pretty positive that nuptial flights haven't actually started yet
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Post: # 20911Post RainbowScience
Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 pm

I've spotted Tetramorium sp., Camponotus sp., and some other ant I haven't identified (small, yellowish, very round abdomens) foraging around. Flights will probably start soon with the way the weather is going.

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