Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

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Freddie
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Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

Post: # 22550Post Freddie
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:46 am

I have recently released an ant colony of mine (myrmica natalensis). I have had them for two years, however I got them from a friend of mine. He moved away and I want to catch my first queen. The problem is I don't know the nuptial flight schedule for ants in South Africa. If anybody knows maybe what ant species flies when in South Africa it would help alot.

AntsSA
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Re: Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

Post: # 22871Post AntsSA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:49 am

Hi I also live in SA
I'm not sure where you are but in cape town
Momomorium fly in December and March
Messor in march
Hypoponera in may
Cremogaster in April and may
Cardiocondyla in early April
Camponautus in may.
Lepisiota capensis in december
So it is a bit late now but if you are in cape town just look under rocks and you should find 9MMS orange queens in hibernation
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

Freddie
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Re: Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

Post: # 22875Post Freddie
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:55 am

I unfortunately live in Pretoria. I might be able to use the information, because I believe it might be the same here. Thank you for helping me I'm so clueless :D

AntsSA
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Re: Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

Post: # 22886Post AntsSA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:38 pm

Should be more or less correct.

I read somewhere that you get red tropical fire ants in Pretoria or joburg can't remember which but good luck with finding a queen, although you are probably a bit late, they should start flying again in late Oct. Early November.
Ps. Check out my YouTube channel it is all about SA ants(link at the bottom of the page in my signature)
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

Freddie
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Joined: Thu May 25, 2017 12:08 pm
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Re: Ant nuptial flight season in South Africa

Post: # 22887Post Freddie
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks alot!!! I also have seen your YouTube channel it is amazing!

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