Solenopsis nuptial flight in Alabama

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Solenopsis nuptial flight in Alabama

Post: # 28318Post MadVampy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:30 pm

So I'm at work and step out to smoke a cigarette and I look down and see a Solenopsis Queen running around looking for a place to dig a brooding chamber! I went in and grabbed a container and proceeded to catch 22 Queens in less then 10mins! A good day with out even trying!

Temp: 80*F
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Time: 3:00PM
Rained last night and been raining off and on all day.

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Re: Solenopsis nuptial flight in Alabama

Post: # 28355Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:58 am

Dang...my Solenopsis richteri queen passed away on me last night. I noticed something was wrong with her from how she was acting but I couldn't figure it out. Maybe and hopefully I can find another S. richteri or S. invicta this year....so to anyone in TN, plz contact me if you have any plz!!!
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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