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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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18604Post Martialis
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:40 pm

Cal113 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:08 pm
did the pictures work?
Yep. ;) Remember to imbed the actual image URL, not the URL of the page.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18633Post Cal113
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:55 am

Will do next time, sorry for the delay😂😂
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18643Post OmegaDamian
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:25 pm

Hey guys! I just got back from a trip to Texas! The local species of Solenopsis were flying the whole time I was down, It was a really cool experience!! It's been pretty wet and humid here in CO, should we be going anting tomorrow?
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18656Post Cal113
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:09 pm

If its sunny I definitely am planning on it! Really looking forward to a possible nuptial flight, its been rainy for about 3 days now.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18948Post OmegaDamian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Any luck?
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 18974Post colo3000
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:47 pm

OmegaDamian wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Any luck?
I haven't seen anything, maybe still a bit cold for nuptial flights. It's been around 60°F where I am.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19202Post Cal113
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:22 pm

Also have yet to see much, I did see three pogonomyrmex alates(harvester ants), they were just peeking out of the nest and acting as workers.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19513Post Cal113
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 am

XD I really hope to be able to catch some fertile queens, already found a bunch of alates without wings at a pogonomyrmex nest, does that mean they've mated?

PS will be uploading pics hopefully, takes a lot of time i just dont have at the moment though
PPS saw them today
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19514Post Cal113
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:21 am

Never Mind, procrastination allows for me to have lots of free time :lol: ;)

heres the link to the drive folder:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3LnM0l44gHJc2NQMjBLdEt5STg
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19515Post Cal113
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:28 am

also the last picture is one of the wingless alates in a nonpermanant storage I had her in, I didn't know whether they had mated so I snatched a couple up just in case
:idea: :? :)
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