Colorado Nupital Flights

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

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Mekneys
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 22921Post Mekneys
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 pm

They are certainly flying. I just caught 2 Tetramorium queens on my walk.
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Tetramorium Sp. e
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis

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Cal113
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 22942Post Cal113
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:41 pm

Mekneys wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 pm
They are certainly flying. I just caught 2 Tetramorium queens on my walk.
Could you send some picks? I am trying to Identify the queens I found :D :D
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 22984Post Mekneys
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:46 pm

Cal113 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Mekneys wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 pm
They are certainly flying. I just caught 2 Tetramorium queens on my walk.
Could you send some picks? I am trying to Identify the queens I found :D :D
Of course!
http://imgur.com/i3PqmIg
She is very tiny, about half a centimeter in length, I'm not sure how else to share it.
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Tetramorium Sp. e
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis

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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23003Post ACaseoftheMondays
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Hello everyone. First post, been lurking around here for a little while; figured a would post if I ever found any queens. I'm disappointed I didn't find any P. Imparus, however, like many of you, I had lots of luck finding Tetramorium yesterday. I ended up with 11 total! They all seem quite happy, and around half of them began laying eggs last night! Take a look:

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http://imgur.com/a/zWr5D (Btw, all these pics were taken with my cell phone camera, including the egg one. However, for the egg one, I used one of those cheap Vivitar clip-on macro lenses for phones. Makes a big difference, and I recommend getting one for like $6 if you plan on taking a lot of pics.)
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

Cal113
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23080Post Cal113
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:00 am

NICE! I wish I found that many, great that you joined the topic :D :D
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Cal113
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23116Post Cal113
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:00 pm

One of my tetramorium queens layed eggs for sure! XD the other one might have one or two
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23164Post ACaseoftheMondays
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:37 pm

Has anyone seen any Camponotus queens? I feel like I've missed them already. I've been searching rotten logs, but I keep getting driven off by mosquitoes before i can find anything.
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

Cal113
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23169Post Cal113
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:08 am

I haven't, :? Wish I had, they seem pretty cool, being so large and Polymorphic! :D
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Battles
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23663Post Battles
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:46 pm

Hey I've had too much luck and caught too many tetramorium, seems like that's all there is in Grand Junction until it finally rains and pogonomyrmex fly, that and camponatus have been what I've been wanting, I can't find Honeypots at all! but yeah just saying hi!

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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 23667Post Cal113
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:33 pm

I found a Pogonomyrmex queen today!! :D I was pretty exited, she was really large and had excellent coloring but I already have a colony of them so let her be and just observed for a bit. :lol:
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x3 Tetramorium queens; (founding)
x1 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

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