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by phoenixmastm
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Mountain man SC Antkeepers sound off!
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Mountain man SC Antkeepers sound off!

Found a bunch of Camponotus nests of various species today, sound off if anyone wants in on the locations. I'm looking for help finding alates as I'm having no luck.

Has it been season yet up here? Did I miss it or am I early?
by phoenixmastm
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species ID (Camponotus?)
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Species ID (Camponotus?)

Was out looking for nuptials today, found quite a few of these ladies around. Got a decent sized one in a tube and brought it home for ident. I know where the nest is, now time to find out what these are. She's very tenacious, biting the pyrex tube and the cotton blocker, based on her size (little o...
by phoenixmastm
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

No flights today, but found a ton of nests. Going to keep up each day for hopeful nuptials.

Anyone know if they do multiple nuptials or is it one and done? And do they all nuptial at the same time or is it staggered?
by phoenixmastm
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

It got wicked cold this weekend up in the mountains, I found Crematogastor workers huddling for warmth under my garbage can lid. No luck on Camponotus this weekend, waiting for tomorrow when it gets a little more warm and humid, then I'm going to take a walk around the local wood trail. I found some...
by phoenixmastm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

You and me both! SC here but haven't been lucky enough to find any.

According to a past video from Mikey, they seem to like flying just after a rainstorm around this time of year. I went out on a short hike Friday after a mild rainstorm, but no luck.

Hopeful to catch some soon!
by phoenixmastm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Mountain man SC Antkeepers sound off!
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Mountain man SC Antkeepers sound off!

Anyone up near the Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson area?

I'm starting to get back into the hobby and wouldn't mind meeting up to learn from resident masters and maybe get some tips on queen finding.

Thanks!
by phoenixmastm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 24
Views: 2428

Re: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights

Hey All, Greenville/Fountain Inn SC area here. I've noticed the Solenopsis colonies at my office have gotten active (none in my backyard, I will not tolerate invaders). Rained today, was hoping to find Camponotus in my back yard as I have a colony in on of my older trees. Still nothing yet but I'd l...
by phoenixmastm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.

Damn, was worried about this, she died and never laid any brood.
by phoenixmastm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.

Wooo! Now to get the kits and everything ready, hopefully she mated.
by phoenixmastm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Simpsonville/Greenville, SC - Queen ID.

Not 10s after I posted, managed to coax her onto a white paper background and got my camera to focus in for a decent shot. Again, forgive terrible quality. I'm working with limited resources and a crap phone camera. Managed to also get a terrible shot of her with mandibles open, so you can at least ...