Massachusetts Flight Sightings

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Martialis
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 22792Post Martialis
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:46 am

We've had similar weather - I'm hoping we get flights soon.
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Andrew17888
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 22824Post Andrew17888
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Hello guys I have one queen with eggs and four who have yet to lay eggs and I think that they are all camponotus pennsylvanicus and was wondering if anyone would like to trade queens with me if you do you can pm me Also I would do almost anything if someone would help me get a multi queen colony

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Nathant
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 23500Post Nathant
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:25 am

Small Tetramorium flight early this morning (went out at 5:00 AM and they were flying. The flight stopped at about 5:30.)
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Andrew17888
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 23586Post Andrew17888
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:36 am

Hi guys I'm interested in starting a large multi queen colony preferably of tetramorium and am not having any luck if anyone here is willing to help please pm me and I also have camponotus queens I would be willing to trade I have tried to get my own colony but can't seem to have any luck.

zkublin
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 23590Post zkublin
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:59 am

Andrew17888 wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:36 am
Hi guys I'm interested in starting a large multi queen colony preferably of tetramorium and am not having any luck if anyone here is willing to help please pm me and I also have camponotus queens I would be willing to trade I have tried to get my own colony but can't seem to have any luck.
One thing I found out very early on in this hobby is that it takes a LOT of patience. Unless someone is willing to give you a mature colony it is going to take a few years for you to go from a queen to a large mature colony. If there is any shortcut around this fact I certainly have not found it yet.

Andrew17888
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 23596Post Andrew17888
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:12 pm

My only real goal now is to get a colony that has multiple queens colony or a tatramorium colony and still if anyone want camponatus queen for trade please pm me I have five or six queens more than I really need

Andrew17888
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 23816Post Andrew17888
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:16 pm

Going away for 5 weeks and have some queens I would like to trade or sell will give good price if you come and get them

animalmaster14
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 24225Post animalmaster14
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:37 am

I caught two Odorous house ant queens yesterday, so they're flying or budding around. And also I saw huge Tetramorium flight two days ago but I didn't catch any.

Austheboss
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 30941Post Austheboss
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:37 pm

Lasius Neoniger (I think?) flew this evening, expecting more flights. I only caught 2 queens, both winged, but no attempt to fly and their fixation on grooming themselves suggests they have mated.

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