nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

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Yestordsd287
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nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20852Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 2:38 pm

hello!
i have caught only one queen, which has been a Odontomachus queen and i was wondering if someone could help me with the nuptial flights of the area of Venezuela, Colombia, many more, only the upper northern South America. i really want to have a species that is easier to handle. thanks to people who can help!!!
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Martialis
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20856Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 3:56 pm

I don't think many people here are from South America. However, seeing as most of the northern section is tropical, I believe you'll be able to find queens year-round.
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Yestordsd287
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20871Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 6:39 pm

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 3:56 pm
I don't think many people here are from South America. However, seeing as most of the northern section is tropical, I believe you'll be able to find queens year-round.
Im asking this because from 1 year of searching i casually found an odontomachus queen that was running around in my livingroom.
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Yestordsd287
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20903Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 10:22 pm

if someone knows please tell me. where i liv egoing out is really dangerous so i want to know wen nuptial flights occur soi can be in time for the search. also at what time is the best tosearch for ant queens?
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20906Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 11:15 pm

backlight traps or even just leaving your light on can attract queens.
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20916Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 10, 2017 5:17 am

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 11:15 pm
backlight traps or even just leaving your light on can attract queens.
"Blacklight" traps he means :D
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Yestordsd287
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20917Post Yestordsd287
Wed May 10, 2017 5:29 am

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 11:15 pm
backlight traps or even just leaving your light on can attract queens.
Blacklights?
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Re: nuptial flights for Venezuela and northern south America

Post: # 20918Post Yestordsd287
Wed May 10, 2017 5:31 am

Because the information about nuptial flights where i live is very scarce, i have started a journal which will have anotatilns depending on what i SEE. Not everithing is precisely good but im trying to get a basic guide to get started and know when to find some species.
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