Oregon/Washington Ant Sightings Post Here!!!

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Re: Oregon/Washington Ant Sightings Post Here!!!

Post: # 21757Post SamuelMamuel
Thu May 25, 2017 10:35 pm

RainbowScience wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:03 pm
I haven't managed to find any yet, not that I have a lot of time to look. I haven't spotted any dead alates though which bothers me. I know I have Camponotus in the area, as I see the occasional worker or major.
I just got lucky I guess. They are quite easy to spot from far away because they're so big.
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Post: # 21825Post SamuelMamuel
Sat May 27, 2017 12:42 am

I am starting to think they are not camponautus. They are large and black. About 1.75 cm long.
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Post: # 22031Post JCassel94
Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm not sure what else they would be if they aren't a camponotus species. I'm far from being an expert, but a black queen ant that big sounds exactly like our carpenter ants. I'm up to 4 right now, which is the max amount of them that I plan on taking, and so far 2 have laid eggs, but that was a few days ago and I'm gonna try my best to only check them once a week. Can't wait until formica pacifica starts flying since that's what I really want, the camponotus are pretty much just my backups

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Post: # 22042Post SamuelMamuel
Tue May 30, 2017 12:39 am

What is flying in the West right now? I really don't want to keep camponautus. I don't have the patience.
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Post: # 22098Post Martialis
Tue May 30, 2017 10:01 pm

Further south there's harvesters flying.
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Post: # 22147Post SamuelMamuel
Wed May 31, 2017 5:32 pm

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Further south there's harvesters flying.
What about on the Oregon coast?
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Post: # 23370Post SamuelMamuel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:29 pm

Tetramorium are flying. Got two so far
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Post: # 23383Post JCassel94
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:19 am

Sweet, need to start looking for them. What time if day did you find them at?

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Post: # 23394Post SamuelMamuel
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:11 am

JCassel94 wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:19 am
Sweet, need to start looking for them. What time if day did you find them at?
First was about 6:30 AM and the other was in the middle of the day
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Post: # 23548Post JCassel94
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:51 pm

Still haven't found a tetramorium, but found like 6 or 7 more camponotus queens at my work yesterday, so I'm loaded up on those. Didn't expect them to still be flying this late, though.

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