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: # 19531Post colo3000
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:38 pm

Cal113 wrote:
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: :? :)
Yeah there's really no way to tell if they are mated or not until their eggs hatch. You might've gotten some mated queens!
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19658Post Mekneys
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:25 pm

I haven't seen any queens yet sadly. And I only know of 4 different species directly where I live. Hoping to catch a Camponotus and Pogonomyrmex queen this year, wish there were more GAN farmers in Colorado too.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19789Post Cal113
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:47 pm

Hey guys! Just found a moving colony of black largish ants, they were polygenis and had a couple queens, will upload pics soon ;-) it was early in the morning so they were still cold and huddled together which I found interesting. They might be a lasius sp.?
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19925Post OmegaDamian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:46 am

Cal113 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Hey guys! Just found a moving colony of black largish ants, they were polygenis and had a couple queens...
I think the word you were trying to use was polymorphic? I'm definitely going anting today, it's been raining for the last couple of days here. It's not as warm as I would have hoped though
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19962Post Cal113
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:11 pm

OmegaDamian wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:46 am
Cal113 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Hey guys! Just found a moving colony of black largish ants, they were polygenis and had a couple queens...
I think the word you were trying to use was polymorphic? I'm definitely going anting today, it's been raining for the last couple of days here. It's not as warm as I would have hoped though
No I meant polygamous, having multiple queens, sorry about the confusion 😁
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 19981Post Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:35 am

Polygamous refers to having multiple wives; polygynous refers to having multiple queens.
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 20067Post Cal113
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:06 am

Well I supose thats what you get when you use google, lol. I thought something sounded off. XD
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 20068Post Cal113
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:23 am

sorry about the images taking so long
I hope they'll be up soon
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 20610Post OmegaDamian
Thu May 04, 2017 1:40 pm

Have you guys had much luck this spring so far? I've had little to no luck so far haha
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Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Post: # 20611Post Mekneys
Thu May 04, 2017 2:11 pm

I haven't had any luck. I'm hoping I'll atleast see singns of nuptuial flights happening since it'll be the first warm day after a while of cold rainy days.
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