Nuptial Flight Mexico

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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ElGraves
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Nuptial Flight Mexico

Post: # 33691Post ElGraves
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi everyone.

i have a big question im from northeast of mexico, and i need to know when is going to be the Nuptial flight and what
species of ants i can find here in Nuevo Leon?

how much queens i need to capture to be secure to have at least 3 colonys?

sorry for my bad english.

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antnest8
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Re: Nuptial Flight Mexico

Post: # 33696Post antnest8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:31 am

it matters what species you catch and what conditions they are in. but i would catch as many as 10 and keep them until they have workers then release the others.
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

ElGraves
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Re: Nuptial Flight Mexico

Post: # 33713Post ElGraves
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:09 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:31 am
it matters what species you catch and what conditions they are in. but i would catch as many as 10 and keep them until they have workers then release the others.
Actually there is Atta mexicana in my hood, so what i need to recreate the fungus farms?

idahoantgirl
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Re: Nuptial Flight Mexico

Post: # 33718Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:29 pm

ElGraves wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Hi everyone.

i have a big question im from northeast of mexico, and i need to know when is going to be the Nuptial flight and what
species of ants i can find here in Nuevo Leon?

how much queens i need to capture to be secure to have at least 3 colonys?

sorry for my bad english.
AntsCanada has a video about nuptial flights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfaK8TvM0qA
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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