New Zealand nuptial flights

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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RedCifer
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New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 54049Post RedCifer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Don't know how many kiwi's we have here but nuptial flights are starting now, been spotting queens mating in the weekend and managed to catch a couple.
Happy hunting :)

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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 54057Post MadVampy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:55 pm

RedCifer wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Don't know how many kiwi's we have here but nuptial flights are starting now, been spotting queens mating in the weekend and managed to catch a couple.
Happy hunting :)
Awesome! Glad to hear they are flying and that you got some! Yes there are other users from "Down Under" that would be glad to hear this! Thanks for making the posting!
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NZAntFan
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 55004Post NZAntFan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:37 pm

Hey Redcifer

Nice to know there is at least one other Kiwi out there that's into Ants. I went out yesterday and caught 5 queens so i consider it a good start. Been a long time fan of Ants but only Just decided to give keeping them a go. Would love to chat to you about different Ants we have here and keen to do some queen swapping or purchasing - especially if you Have a Red big Headed Ant Queen.

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catnoodles
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 56227Post catnoodles
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 pm

I too live in New Zealand.

BarsheepTashooo
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 57002Post BarsheepTashooo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:50 pm

great to know that there are other new zealanders in the ACfamily

I have managed to catch 5 mated queens throughout the holidays!

unfortunateley though, nuptual season has recently ended :cry:

happy hunting next year though! and I hope that all your colonies live well and happy :D
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A bunch of plants
And 1 Sister :lol:

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