Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35770Post antnest8
Tue May 08, 2018 2:44 pm

you know that saying that is not allowed on the forum unless it is through the GAN prodject
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35772Post antnest8
Tue May 08, 2018 2:46 pm

though their is a GAN farmer in PHILADELPHIA with a queen for sale of that species
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 35788Post Stickman10
Tue May 08, 2018 4:24 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:46 pm
though their is a GAN farmer in PHILADELPHIA with a queen for sale of that species

I know but 1.there super high cost 2.i checked the website there out of stock.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 36002Post Stickman10
Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 pm

I found another queen today. im up to 6
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 39236Post Ghouls
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:39 am

Seems like there could be a possible flight right now. It's 3:37am (North-East Pennsylvania), and I have seen a lot of drones so far, and 1 queen. Possibly a Formica spp.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 69761Post bugman721
Wed May 06, 2020 8:38 am

Hi guys, sorry to revive the thread, but im a newer ant keeper, and im fascinated by pheidole. I live in collegeville, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place for me to monitor for pheidole flights this year.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 69991Post SkeleAnt
Sat May 16, 2020 4:04 pm

Western PA, I’m not 100% sure of the species, but these ants have been waiting around their nests for the past few days, and today they’ve finally started flying.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 70239Post SkeleAnt
Sat May 23, 2020 6:07 pm

Southwest PA, I’ve already caught 2 different queens, both are carpenter ants. Found them after 5 PM
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 71901Post SkeleAnt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm

Pavement ants had a flight this morning, southwest PA. I found 2 queens but lots of dead or dying males.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 72034Post SkeleAnt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:32 am

It’s been a few days and I’m still spotting Pavement Ant queens roaming around Southwest PA looking for homes, so don’t give up yet if you haven’t seen any yet!
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