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by Natev5
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 12045

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

In Northern IL I’ve been seeing myrmica alates the last few days and finding them in the pool. Some species must have flown recently.
by Natev5
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 12045

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Caught a crematogaster queen yesterday in Northern Illinois but she was not doing well and appeared dehydrated.
by Natev5
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 12045

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Some Lasius sp. flew today in Northern Illinois
by Natev5
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 12045

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Formica subsericea flew yesterday in northern IL. Many queens still out searching for the perfect spot to found a colony.
by Natev5
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen Ant ID: Myrmica, Aphaenogaster, Stenamma?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Queen Ant ID: Myrmica, Aphaenogaster, Stenamma?

Hello Ant Lovers! Yesterday I found a queen in a forest preserve in Northern Illinois. She was found very close to the lake in the forest preserve and was just walking around apparently searching for a place to begin her founding chamber. I am unsure of the species and though I have been researching...
by Natev5
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

Are both of those species nest raiders throughout their life as a colony or can they do just fine on their own beyond the founding stage?
by Natev5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

Oh sorry, I just changed my setting so you should be able to view now!
by Natev5
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Identify Queen Social Parasite

Hi ant lovers! I recently caught this Formica social parasite queen as she was exploring around a Formica subsericea nest. She is definitely a queen because she has wing scar but I have trouble telling the various social parasites apart. She is about 8-9cm. She is in a test tube with Formica subseri...
by Natev5
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Moving Apartments
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Moving Apartments

Thank you PTasker! Just wanted to update that she is doing well and retained all her eggs from before the move and some are now larvae :)
by Natev5
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 12045

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Tetramorium and a few Formica in the Chicago Suburbs