Alate flight stage/outworld

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Alate flight stage/outworld

Post: # 13220Post Serafine
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:09 am

Hey AntsCanada, did you ever consider building a flight stage structure that can be fitted into the outworld so antkeepers can let their local species alates fly without having to fear that half the colony breaks out?

I'm thinking of something like a spiraling tower (for less climby ants like Tetramorium) that can be placed/mounted into the outworld (preferably with some pylons that reach out to the outworld's lower walls so it doesn't fall over if a slight wind blows).
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Re: Alate flight stage/outworld

Post: # 13234Post Martialis
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:00 am

Serafine wrote:Hey AntsCanada, did you ever consider building a flight stage structure that can be fitted into the outworld so antkeepers can let their local species alates fly without having to fear that half the colony breaks out?

I'm thinking of something like a spiraling tower (for less climby ants like Tetramorium) that can be placed/mounted into the outworld (preferably with some pylons that reach out to the outworld's lower walls so it doesn't fall over if a slight wind blows).
The alates typically do not fly in captivity.
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Re: Alate flight stage/outworld

Post: # 13630Post ooper01
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:42 pm

Are you thinking that you would place your complete setup outside during nuptial flight season to allow the alates to fly?
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Re: Alate flight stage/outworld

Post: # 13641Post Serafine
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:13 am

One outworld with a flight stage should be enough for them to get out.
Also if I place the entire setup next an open/titled window (like behind a wall where it doesn't get direct sunlight) during summer shouldn't that be sufficient for the environmental/pheromone cues to trigger?
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Re: Alate flight stage/outworld

Post: # 13681Post ooper01
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:27 pm

Serafine wrote:One outworld with a flight stage should be enough for them to get out.
Also if I place the entire setup next an open/titled window (like behind a wall where it doesn't get direct sunlight) during summer shouldn't that be sufficient for the environmental/pheromone cues to trigger?
Hard to say if that would be sufficient for pheromone cues. We will keep the "flight stage" idea in mind though. Thanks!
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