Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

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Antsofnewyork
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Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 25230Post Antsofnewyork
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:13 pm

During June every time it rained I would look for tetrimorium queens the next day and I still haven't seen one... Are they still flying?Note: I live in upper manhattan...

jscovez
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Re: Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 25937Post jscovez
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:09 am

I managed to come across a queen on Sunday July 15th in the Toronto, Ontario area so it's definitely possible. I'm going to have a look myself after work, we had quite a good downpoor yesterday afternoon.

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Kibs76
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Re: Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 25939Post Kibs76
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:36 am

It down poured here in jersey too! After rain it's good to look for queens?
Founding:

Formica Pallidefulva (x5)

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus (x1)

jscovez
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Re: Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 25969Post jscovez
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:52 am

I was just out for a walk during lunch and only had one container with me but there are definitely alates flying today. Managed to capture a queen, likely formica fusca but the container is really hard to get a really good look. Saw quite a few queens that had removed their wings unfortunately I had nothing to put them in. I guess I forgot one of Mikey's rules, always carry snap caps lol.

I'll be going out again this afternoon when I get home, I think today is going to be a good day for ant hunting in the Toronto area so I'm guess parts of New York State will be good as well.

Ants500
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Re: Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 26360Post Ants500
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Ok good, I need to catch some!!!
Founding:
-4 tetramorium queens
-2 Formica queens
Super excited to start this amazing hobby :D

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ACaseoftheMondays
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Re: Are tetrimorium queens still flying in New York

Post: # 26374Post ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:37 pm

The key to getting Tetramorium is to look between 6-8 a.m.
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

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