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MikeMc
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Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18115Post MikeMc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:29 pm

My name is Mike - I have been toying with keeping ants for a few years and was finally able to make time while a nuptial flight was occurring. I plan to catch a few more this year, but as of now I am stacking my future formicarium on one of nuptial females I collected on February 24th. I have already seen eggs in at least 8 of the test tubes, so I am excited.

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MikeMc
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Re: Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18116Post MikeMc
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:30 pm

PS - this was shortly after capturing them, I have added the cotton and water before storing them in a quiet dark location.

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18117Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:44 pm

Nice. I'll be happy when I can find that many here lol. TN weather is being stubborn right now.
Keeper of:
Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus x2

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2

Released:
Camponotus subbarbatus

Martialis
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Re: Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18119Post Martialis
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Welcome! What species?
Keeper of

Tetramorium sp.

Crematogaster sp.

SpeciesK
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Re: Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18189Post SpeciesK
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:48 am

You found flying ants at the end of February in Ohio! :shock: And they have eggs already! :o
:D :lol: That is great!

MikeMc
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Re: Howdy from NW Ohio

Post: # 18455Post MikeMc
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:32 pm

Sorry for the slow reply, I didn't get any email notifications...

Yes I was lucky to get these guys so early, we had an unusual warm front and had 2.5 days of 65 degrees and the ants decided it was time.

I believe these are Prenolepis imparis http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Prenolepis_imparis

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