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JCassel94
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Re: Oregon/Washington Ant Sightings Post Here!!!

Post: # 21542Post JCassel94
Mon May 22, 2017 5:18 pm

I caught a camponotus queen! caught her around 3pm today and I found her crawling around in my garage, but in my excitement and because she was in a high up and awkward place, I accidentally injured her a bit trying to catch her :(, but hopefully she will recover. She's ripped off her wings, so it looks like she's fertilized. Hope she makes it, she's my first queen I've ever caught!

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Mon May 22, 2017 9:19 pm

First queen ever, baby!! A gorgeous camponautus!!
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Post: # 21558Post SamuelMamuel
Tue May 23, 2017 12:04 am

JCassel94 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 5:18 pm
I caught a camponotus queen! caught her around 3pm today and I found her crawling around in my garage, but in my excitement and because she was in a high up and awkward place, I accidentally injured her a bit trying to catch her :(, but hopefully she will recover. She's ripped off her wings, so it looks like she's fertilized. Hope she makes it, she's my first queen I've ever caught!
That's actually crazy that we got them on the same day. Mine was in a tarp. I noticed her wing scars and almost screamed with excitement
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Post: # 21565Post JCassel94
Tue May 23, 2017 4:23 am

Lol, sweet. I was pretty much the same when I noticed she was missing two of her wings. Going to go on a search around my neighborhood tomorrow to see if I can find a couple more now that I know for sure that camponotus is flying now.

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Post: # 21580Post SamuelMamuel
Tue May 23, 2017 8:36 am

JCassel94 wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 4:23 am
Lol, sweet. I was pretty much the same when I noticed she was missing two of her wings. Going to go on a search around my neighborhood tomorrow to see if I can find a couple more now that I know for sure that camponotus is flying now.
As soon as she was in a test tube setup, I was searching around my neighborhood. No luck though.
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Tue May 23, 2017 5:21 pm

JCassel94 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 5:18 pm
I caught a camponotus queen! caught her around 3pm today and I found her crawling around in my garage, but in my excitement and because she was in a high up and awkward place, I accidentally injured her a bit trying to catch her :(, but hopefully she will recover. She's ripped off her wings, so it looks like she's fertilized. Hope she makes it, she's my first queen I've ever caught!
Just a heads up that just because a queen tears her wings off does not mean she is fertile. It's not even a sign that she could possibly be fertile. It's a very big misunderstanding LOL
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2 (founding)
Pheidole sp. x4
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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

Post: # 21611Post brikhouse4
Tue May 23, 2017 9:13 pm

Ill chime in as well, caught a camponotus queen yesterday out here on north oregon coast. I'll bet that with more warm temps coming in the next few days we'll be seeing more nuptial flights.

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Post: # 21623Post SamuelMamuel
Tue May 23, 2017 11:42 pm

brikhouse4 wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 9:13 pm
Ill chime in as well, caught a camponotus queen yesterday out here on north oregon coast. I'll bet that with more warm temps coming in the next few days we'll be seeing more nuptial flights.
I would love to find something besides camponautus. I don't have the patience for them
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Post: # 21749Post SamuelMamuel
Thu May 25, 2017 9:08 pm

Just caught two more Camponautus today. No more of them for me. Waiting for something else now
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Post: # 21754Post RainbowScience
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.

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