How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

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PTasker15
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How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33335Post PTasker15
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:07 am

Its A New Year!Also Time For P.Imparis To Fly!Tips To Catch Winter Ant Queens?? :D :D :o Also Today Is Slightly Windy,It Rained The Past Two Days..And Temp.Is Perfect;NEED ANSWERS NOW!
Colonies:
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtuml
Founding:
4 Camponotus Sayi
3 Crematogaster Ashmeadi
4 Hypoponera Ocpacior
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 Baraponera Texana(Species Of ant I Found)
3 Camponotus Pysnllvanicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

YSTheAnt
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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33416Post YSTheAnt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 am

I saw males flying just the other day. Females will come out when it's in the high 60's, low 70's, the first day that these temperatures are met, is when you should look. They will start flying with females in February, up until April. They fly from late noon to around six. Hope this helps!
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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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33419Post PTasker15
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:51 pm

Yeah Well Despite Being Texas Its Like 55°F.
Colonies:
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtuml
Founding:
4 Camponotus Sayi
3 Crematogaster Ashmeadi
4 Hypoponera Ocpacior
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 Baraponera Texana(Species Of ant I Found)
3 Camponotus Pysnllvanicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33489Post antnest8
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:52 pm

Will prenolepis imparis fly in 50-60 degree weather when snow is on the ground?
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33513Post YSTheAnt
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:14 am

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Will prenolepis imparis fly in 50-60 degree weather when snow is on the ground?
Nope, gotta be at least high sixties
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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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33516Post antnest8
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:27 am

ok
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

YSTheAnt
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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33538Post YSTheAnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm

I think they might fly soon, I have been seeing males out and it's gonna be 68 degrees on Sunday, where I live.
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)

PTasker15
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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33552Post PTasker15
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 am

No Queens Yesterday..There Were (For Some Reason)Honey Put Queens Out..And No-Ik Honey Pots ArenA Yellowish And P.Imparis Are A Bit Brown.
Colonies:
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtuml
Founding:
4 Camponotus Sayi
3 Crematogaster Ashmeadi
4 Hypoponera Ocpacior
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 Baraponera Texana(Species Of ant I Found)
3 Camponotus Pysnllvanicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33554Post PTasker15
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm

PT wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:07 am
Its A New Year!Also Time For P.Imparis To Fly!Tips To Catch Winter Ant Queens?? :D :D :o Also Today Is Slightly Windy,It Rained The Past Two Days..And Temp.Is Perfect;NEED ANSWERS NOW!
Not To Be Rude...But Answers Not Helping.
I Meant Like Times And Where To Go To Catch Queens
Colonies:
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtuml
Founding:
4 Camponotus Sayi
3 Crematogaster Ashmeadi
4 Hypoponera Ocpacior
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 Baraponera Texana(Species Of ant I Found)
3 Camponotus Pysnllvanicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

Post: # 33555Post idahoantgirl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:46 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm
PT wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:07 am
Its A New Year!Also Time For P.Imparis To Fly!Tips To Catch Winter Ant Queens?? :D :D :o Also Today Is Slightly Windy,It Rained The Past Two Days..And Temp.Is Perfect;NEED ANSWERS NOW!
Not To Be Rude...But Answers Not Helping.
I Meant Like Times And Where To Go To Catch Queens
No one can give you specific answers. There isn't a specific place you go, you just have to wander around and keep your eyes to the ground. With some species you can say " they usually fly early morning" or "they usually fly late evening" but you can't expect an answer like " Starbucks parking lot at 8:42 am."
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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