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Martialis
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 16234Post Martialis
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:55 am

I've found records for Dolichoderus and plan to look for them in the late spring to summer.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 16240Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:54 am

Martialis wrote:I've found records for Dolichoderus and plan to look for them in the late spring to summer.
This would definitely be one of those native species that nobody on the continent is keeping. :)
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 16241Post Martialis
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:13 pm

Yep. :) If possible, I plan to get multiple queens, as they are a genus that can exhibit high polygny.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 16244Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Martialis wrote:Yep. :) If possible, I plan to get multiple queens, as they are a genus that can exhibit high polygny.
There are few records for nuptial flights of this genus, but they seem to have a similar schedule to Camponotus and Lasius interjectus (May and June, sometimes August.) They like to inhabit wetlands.
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