Lasius niger in Ohio?

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Cappy64
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Location: Ohio

Lasius niger in Ohio?

Post: # 18097Post Cappy64
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:33 pm

Hey all. I have been thinking about getting into the hobby for a bit over a year now and was hoping to either buy a Lasius niger queen and small brood or find a new friend that may be able to go out and help me find a queen myself. I live in southern Ohio and saw that the Ohio GAN farmer is currently out so I thought I might as well post here :)

Martialis
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Re: Lasius niger in Ohio?

Post: # 18098Post Martialis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:47 pm

L. niger is a European species primarily. You'll find Lasius neoniger in the early fall over here.
Keeper of

Tetramorium sp.

Crematogaster sp.

Past Queens/colonies:

Ponera pennsylvanica

Cappy64
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Re: Lasius niger in Ohio?

Post: # 18100Post Cappy64
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:07 pm

When you go outside looking for them are you in the grass? woods? sidewalk? front porch?

Martialis
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Re: Lasius niger in Ohio?

Post: # 18101Post Martialis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:33 pm

Any of those places.
Keeper of

Tetramorium sp.

Crematogaster sp.

Past Queens/colonies:

Ponera pennsylvanica

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Lasius niger in Ohio?

Post: # 18108Post Batspiderfish
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 pm

Lasius alienus will fly July through August. Lasius neoniger, Lasius pallitarsis, Lasius flavus, and Lasius nearcticus will fly August through September and October. You can find various Lasius social parasites year-round, but most will be flying along with L. neoniger.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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