When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

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PTasker15
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When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32687Post PTasker15
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 pm

When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate?IK We Have Them In Texas.
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Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32727Post YSTheAnt
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:17 pm

June to July, after rains. These tend to fly only after larger storms.
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Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32754Post PTasker15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks...I Caught One In July But Had No Idea What It Was...So Relased It...I Regret It
These Are My Pretty,Pretty Queens-
Proud Owner Of;A Odontomachis Clarus Queen,A RIFA Colony,3 Pheidole Texana Colonies,Lasius Neoniger,Ponera Pennsylvanica,Crematogaster Ashmeadi,And T.Melancephalam.

YSTheAnt
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Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32768Post YSTheAnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:58 am

Aww... Well hopefully you will catch one next year. Try digging up foundation Chambers after rains, it works for lots of desert species.
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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