Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

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Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20570Post MadVampy
Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 am

Have Nuptial flights of Solenopsis yesterday.

Conditions: Sunny and dry, rained 2 days ago.
Time: around 4PM CDT
Temp: 84*F
Location: Tuscaloosa County
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20950Post XxStrongHeroxX
Wed May 10, 2017 3:59 pm

MadVampy wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 am
Have Nuptial flights of Solenopsis yesterday.

Conditions: Sunny and dry, rained 2 days ago.
Time: around 4PM CDT
Temp: 84*F
Location: Tuscaloosa County
have you seen my "Queen Trap" caught 2 invicta queens and a brachymyrmex queen in 2 days with little to no labor
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20953Post Martialis
Wed May 10, 2017 4:09 pm

How many did you catch? If I were in one of the areas invaded by them, I'd catch as many as I can, not necessarily to let them establish colonies.
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20954Post XxStrongHeroxX
Wed May 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:09 pm
How many did you catch? If I were in one of the areas invaded by them, I'd catch as many as I can, not necessarily to let them establish colonies.
caught 2 invicta queens and a brachymyrmex queen, na no way ill only release the natives and keep the unnatives for food for other colonys. Im in florida
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20959Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 4:55 pm

XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:59 pm
MadVampy wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 am
Have Nuptial flights of Solenopsis yesterday.

Conditions: Sunny and dry, rained 2 days ago.
Time: around 4PM CDT
Temp: 84*F
Location: Tuscaloosa County
have you seen my "Queen Trap" caught 2 invicta queens and a brachymyrmex queen in 2 days with little to no labor
Your trap actually worked? :) the one were u put multiple test tubes together?
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Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus nearcticus x3

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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20960Post XxStrongHeroxX
Wed May 10, 2017 4:56 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:55 pm
XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:59 pm
MadVampy wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 am
Have Nuptial flights of Solenopsis yesterday.

Conditions: Sunny and dry, rained 2 days ago.
Time: around 4PM CDT
Temp: 84*F
Location: Tuscaloosa County
have you seen my "Queen Trap" caught 2 invicta queens and a brachymyrmex queen in 2 days with little to no labor
Your trap actually worked? :) the one were u put multiple test tubes together?
trap worked and what u mean multiple test tubes? make that 3 invicta queens
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20962Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 4:58 pm

May be thinking of someone else lol. I'll try to find the "trap" you made.
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Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus nearcticus x3

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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20963Post XxStrongHeroxX
Wed May 10, 2017 4:59 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:58 pm
May be thinking of someone else lol. I'll try to find the "trap" you made.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3218
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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20985Post AntsAreAwesome
Wed May 10, 2017 9:57 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:58 pm
May be thinking of someone else lol. I'll try to find the "trap" you made.
lol I think your thinking of my trap with the test tubes. I didn't end up working to well. I just catch them all the time now so no need to go crazy trying to trap them lol :)
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2x Solenopsis invicta (1x founding)
4x Brachymyrmex patagonicus (4x founding)
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2x Brachymymex
30x Solenopsis invicta (never catch that many it was a mistake ;) )

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Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Post: # 20991Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 11:36 pm

Lol, I k we I had read it somewhere. I really want a Solenopsis invicta queen. I have always been intrigued by fire ants. I have been stocking up on plenty of nesting and our world materials so I'm definately rest for their numbers. I have even started raising dubia roaches as well for their protein source. Hopefully after the rain stops Friday I'll get lucky over the weekend.
Keeper of:
Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus nearcticus x3

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