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by WashingtonAnts
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Hey there! Did you guys manage to find some queens in the end? Now I am a complete newb when it comes to keeping ants, but isn't 15 Celsius still relatively cold? I mean room temperature is about 21 degrees... 15 degrees Celsius is a little cold 70 degrees Fahrenheit is a good temperature probably ...
by WashingtonAnts
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Hi everyone, I live in Washington state, USA and I really want to keep the genus camponotus. Has anyone seen them flying yet? Also, what are the ideal conditions and places to look for newly mated queens? Hey - hop on the ant keeping Discord. We have been tracking nuptial flights there. Campos flew...
by WashingtonAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Cool I caught two Campo novae queens from a log in ravensdale, wa
by WashingtonAnts
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica obscuripes fully claustral?
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Formica obscuripes fully claustral?

Hi everyone, I caught a queen ant which got identified as Formica obscuripes but I don't know if the queen is fully claustral or semi-claustral or parasitic. Can anyone tell me?
by WashingtonAnts
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

I caught a queen today! But it looks like the western thatch ant which is Formica
by WashingtonAnts
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

I will! I'm planning on going out to a state park and hunting for them if weather allows this Thursday, 4/11. Wish me luck!
by WashingtonAnts
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Camponotus flights yet??

Hi everyone,
I live in Washington state, USA and I really want to keep the genus camponotus. Has anyone seen them flying yet? Also, what are the ideal conditions and places to look for newly mated queens?
by WashingtonAnts
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!

Thanks for the advice. I think I will try to return her to the nest. I'll find some camponotus soon!
by WashingtonAnts
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!

Thank you for the reply. I know I probably overreacted but I know for sure she is a queen. She has wing scars but no wings and I saw 2 workers with her which I wasn't able to catch. The species is very small, so I was thinking maybe temnothorax or brachymyrmex? I check on her around once a week.
by WashingtonAnts
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!
Replies: 5
Views: 692

HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!

I recently caught a queen ant from a young wild colony in my backyard. I immediately put her in a test tube set up and it has been several weeks but she still has not lain any eggs. I gave her little bit of honey. Why isn't she laying any eggs??