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by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queens with wings under black lights?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Queens with wings under black lights?

I have caught 7 or 8 queens with wings around street lights, of those 5 raised nanitics. In my limited experience if you find them after they have flew, most are fertile.
by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: New Member from YouTube...
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: New Member from YouTube...

If you cross state lines, would that be legal? I do not think it is legal to cross a state line with a queen ant. I could be wrong though.
by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 43
Views: 7156

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Went out looking for queens again, saw nothing except 10 or so Solenopsis queens. Did not get them because I do not want to keep a fire ant colony
by Varanid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 43
Views: 7156

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Checked on my queens, queen number three did not make it, not sure why. She did not lay eggs, just was dead when I checked on her. The other two have eggs, I believe I also saw larvae. Was not able to look closely, took them out, glanced, put them back. Meant to get pictures, but did not. May get so...
by Varanid
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Lost my first ever queen ant
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Lost my first ever queen ant

It happens, far too often for me. I quit a while back due to losing so many queens. I would have them get to 10-15 nanitucs. Then they would slowly die off. Started back recently due to accidentally acquiring three queens. Giving it another go. Just hate having them die. Sorry for your loss. Everyon...
by Varanid
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 43
Views: 7156

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Decided to take an extended break from ant keeping. Got tired of my queens dying off. Had basically forgotten about anting. Three days ago it happened again. My daughter, the biology major, and amateur entomologist said those magic words. "Hey, theres a queen". So I walk over and sure enough there i...
by Varanid
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6118

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

North Central Alabama, C. pennsylvanicus were out today, and yesterday. Was not looking for them, my daughter spotted a large black ant and asked me if it was a queen. Sure enough it was, test tubed her up going to try raising these again. For some reason I have good luck raising them to 10 or 12 na...
by Varanid
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: when do alabama nuptial flights start
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: when do alabama nuptial flights start

C pennsylvanicus are flying right now. Found one yesterday, and one today. Was not even looking for ants, just happened across them.. tonight would probably be good if it is not raining and storming. Planning on going to a parking lot, under street lights. If they are flying I can usually find 5 or ...
by Varanid
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: When will I see ants in alabama
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: When will I see ants in alabama

2 camponotus pennsylvanicus found me in the last couple of days. My daughter saw one last night on the porch after yesterday's rain. Was planting some bushes in the yard today and one crawled up my arm. So, C pennsylvanicus have been flying, tonight under street lights in a parking lot might be a go...
by Varanid
Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Journal
Replies: 43
Views: 6308

Re: Camponotus Journal

Currently have a C. discolor, hoping to get some C. castaneus soon. My discolor had 4 larvae last time I checked Hoping for nanitics soon.