Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

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Firecatto21
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Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34335Post Firecatto21
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 am

During last summer, in Spain, I saw quite a lot of ants queens and kept some. I think there are lasius niger but I am not sure
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34338Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 am

Firecatto21 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 am
During last summer, in Spain, I saw quite a lot of ants queens and kept some. I think there are lasius niger but I am not sure
please post pics for us to identify. include measurment and location caught
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Firecatto21
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34339Post Firecatto21
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:02 am

I caught her in Spain, Alicante and if I take a photo it is blurry but she is black
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34341Post antnest8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:05 pm

you can get a macro lens for your phone camera and it will take better pictures
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34343Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm

There are zero ways to identify without a pic
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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antnest8
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34346Post antnest8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:53 pm

but for now even a blurry picture is better than none
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Firecatto21
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34348Post Firecatto21
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:05 pm

I can't send an image...
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Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Post: # 34350Post PTasker15
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:15 pm

Firecatto21 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:05 pm
I can't send an image...
Upload It On Imagur Or Flickr And Post Us The Link
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
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