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by davidflowers
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights

It's currently 75 and we will have some warm days down here in Alabama and I will try to get out as much as possible and keep a look for Queens. I really hope they start flying soon
by davidflowers
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights

Sounds good, I hope I can start my own colony. I've been feeding my local Carpenter Ants honey and fruit to help with their colonies inside the trees. My treat for them letting me spectate their activity. I'm gonna try to go at night and see if I have any luck then, less people to worry about also
by davidflowers
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights

Hmm doubt I'll be able to do the black light, I've located some nests. Should I look by the entrances to those ? I've tried searching pavement and sidewalks to no avail yet. Hope I can find a Queen this season. So far I've located about 5 nests in my local park.
by davidflowers
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights

I don't have much of a problem identifying Queens from workers but I haven't seen any out and about yet. I found a dead Queen that I thought could be hibernating, however she was in fact dead. Where should I look for Queens during Nuptial Season, what kind of structures do they normally seek.
by davidflowers
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: ISO Ants in Alabama
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: ISO Ants in Alabama

I actually live in Alabama and I've been keeping track of my local Carpenter Ants in Wetumpka, Alabama in "Gold Star Park" by the river. Very interesting species, and they are big enough to observe with the naked eye. Would love to have help in hopes of getting some Queens as it's ripe for Nuptial F...
by davidflowers
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Help w/ Carpenter Ant Nuptial Flights

Hey guys, I just got accepted into the forum and I've been really interested in starting my new Ant Colony. I've been fascinated by my local Camponotus (Carpenter) Ants, and I have about 5-6 nests I keep a check on inside of trees near the river. It's near the end of March right now, and I need to k...