Massachusetts Flight Sightings

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zkublin
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21349Post zkublin
Thu May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Camponotus are definitely flying near Boston. Tons of alates in Somerville right now!

Austheboss
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Location: Boston Area

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21356Post Austheboss
Thu May 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Yah, found quite a few with wings today!

Andrew17888
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Location: East Longmeadow

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21381Post Andrew17888
Fri May 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Would anyone of you guys be willing to sell or trade me an extra fertile queen. I am finding a good amount of winged ants but would really like to get an ant that's already laying eggs so I can get a colony going. Please pm me if your willing to trade or sell me a queen.

Austheboss
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21395Post Austheboss
Fri May 19, 2017 9:42 pm

I have found a lot more Campo queens, all with wings, but most of them broke off their wings. I think it's all the extreme heat that's bringing them out, though I think they fly in the evening or early morning because I did not see them fly. I had field day, so I found one queen hiding in the shade of a crevice in between some bricks. I brought it home. Most others were not able to find shade and I found lots of dead queen ants.

Post any more findings!

animalmaster14
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21612Post animalmaster14
Tue May 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Hey I found quite a few C.pennslyvanicus males, but no queens. I caught one thinking I found my first queen, but I soon realized my amateur mistake. I was pretty disappointed but figured the females can't be far behind, that or I may be looking in the wrong places...

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Nathant
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21729Post Nathant
Thu May 25, 2017 6:02 pm

I am still finding dealates walking around or under wood from the medium-sized flight last week. Camponotus are probably not done flying.
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Austheboss
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21743Post Austheboss
Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 pm

Nathant wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 6:02 pm
I am still finding dealates walking around or under wood from the medium-sized flight last week. Camponotus are probably not done flying.
Lets hope so!
Anyways, hoping tetramorium will fly soon.
Keep reporting findings!

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Nathant
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21829Post Nathant
Sat May 27, 2017 7:55 am

I found a Tetramorium colony a few days ago with reproductive larvae- soon! :)
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Martialis
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21867Post Martialis
Sat May 27, 2017 5:31 pm

Nathant wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:55 am
I found a Tetramorium colony a few days ago with reproductive larvae- soon! :)
How about I one up you, I found a colony with queen AND male reproductives! Eclosed and everything!
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

Selliing:

animalmaster14
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 22791Post animalmaster14
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:21 am

I caught a Tetramorium queen yesterday so they must be flying, also she's my first queen I'm hoping she mated

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