NC ants

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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AntDudeUSA
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Location: North Carolina

NC ants

Post: # 36413Post AntDudeUSA
Sun May 27, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi started this so that us ant keepers in NC SC GA VA and TN can notify one another when nuptial flights are occurring at the time of writing this Solenopsis are flying in WNC and north west SC
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp

Stragix
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Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Location: NC, Franklin County

Re: NC ants

Post: # 36749Post Stragix
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:01 pm

Haven't seen any nuptial flights yet but I have seen alates in all the fire ant mounds I've destroyed. Franklin co. NC

AntDudeUSA
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat May 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: NC ants

Post: # 36943Post AntDudeUSA
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:49 am

Hello just wanted to say the Camponotus are flying along with some Tetramorium
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp

WNCAnt
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Re: NC ants

Post: # 36983Post WNCAnt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:27 pm

They are flying everywhere up on the mountain here. Campo and Tetra. Asheville N.C.
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
Founding Camponotus Subbarbatus X1.

Stragix
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Location: NC, Franklin County

Re: NC ants

Post: # 36990Post Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 pm

There is a massive nest of camponotus castaneus in my front yard. I check every night but no nuptials yet. I really want to keep this species.

AntDudeUSA
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat May 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: NC ants

Post: # 36993Post AntDudeUSA
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 pm

Try checking after some of this big rain we have been getting that's how I caught my Tetra and Campo queens
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp

AntDudeUSA
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat May 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: NC ants

Post: # 37608Post AntDudeUSA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Hello just wanted to update everyone that in WNC Formica Subscerica are flying I have counted five nests with queens and alates flying
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp

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