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by Formicine
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

Cement ant nuptial flight last night!
It's nuts how many there are! And there are so many dead males all over the place! Go get 'em, nevada peeps!
by Formicine
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Northwestern Nevada (Near Reno)
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Northwestern Nevada (Near Reno)

Just found a pavement ant (tetramorium caespitum) queen in Reno! Walking around on the ground, mid day in the shade. First find of the year!
by Formicine
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

Just found a pavement ant (tetramorium caespitum) queen in Reno! Walking around on the ground, mid day in the shade. First find of the year!
by Formicine
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Northwestern Nevada (Near Reno)
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Northwestern Nevada (Near Reno)

I've been looking for queens since ant season began, but haven't had any luck. I've found a lot of established colonies, but no queens running around. If you have caught any queens in this area, please tell me where it was. The time of day would be helpful as well, since I've been checking some plac...
by Formicine
Fri May 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

A person where I work found a winged pogonomymex queen in north Reno. I thought those flew much later in the year. Otherwise, I'm having no luck finding queens above ground.
by Formicine
Tue May 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

What time of day did you spot her, and what kind of setting? Desert trail? Or more greenery? I've been looking, but I keep coming up empty handed.
by Formicine
Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: What time to find queens in the desert.
Replies: 0
Views: 111

What time to find queens in the desert.

I live near Reno, NV. Kind of a desert in most areas. So far the only time I've found a queen walking around has been at night. Otherwise I've only caught queens that were either digging their claustral chamber, or they were already dug in, and I had to dig them out. Generally, with desert species, ...
by Formicine
Sun May 06, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 2:26 pm
They probably would have barely been bothered by you checking on them in the winter since they would be so lethargic from the cold temperatures.
Like I said. It's not a mistake I'll make again.
by Formicine
Fri May 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

Was dead set on not checking them throughout winter so I wouldn't mess anything up.
by Formicine
Wed May 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 292

My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

I feel like this will just be a reiteration of what people have said in these forums before, but if this helps anyone it'll be worth it. So, my first big mistake was last year when I caught about 17 queens. I put them into plastic test tubes that I got for a super low price. I thought that I could l...