Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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thescienceguy1980

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7013Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:37 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:Is it a good sign to see a colony migrating with a random reproductive flying off here and there?

I believe if they weren't ready for them to fly, some workers would be holding them down so they couldn't fly. I've seen that in videos... seems fine from what I know. Sounds like a nuptial flight and a move just happened to coincide with each other.

nightxwolf88

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7014Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:39 pm

Well I see males and females kinda just following the trail of workers transporting brood

thescienceguy1980

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7015Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:41 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:Well I see males and females kinda just following the trail of workers transporting brood
Right, this is common as they move with the colony but if some are randomly taking flight, and no one is stopping them, they may be ready to fly as they just so happened to have to move too...

nightxwolf88

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7016Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:47 pm

Oh ok that makes sense well guess ill watch these guys until I take a walk down the sidewalk and the trail at 230 :)

thescienceguy1980

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7017Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:04 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:Oh ok that makes sense well guess ill watch these guys until I take a walk down the sidewalk and the trail at 230 :)

Good luck! Hope you catch some!!! Where are you located?

nightxwolf88

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7018Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:10 pm

I am in Manlius new York near Syracuse. And thank you I'm looking to get another genus queen have a few camponotus I caught during the flight may 26th I believe it was

thescienceguy1980

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7019Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:17 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:I am in Manlius new York near Syracuse. And thank you I'm looking to get another genus queen have a few camponotus I caught during the flight may 26th I believe it was
Sweet, we will be in Syracuse for the Lakeview Phish show July 10

thescienceguy1980

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7020Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:17 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:I am in Manlius new York near Syracuse. And thank you I'm looking to get another genus queen have a few camponotus I caught during the flight may 26th I believe it was
Sweet, we will be in Syracuse for the Lakeview Phish show July 10

nightxwolf88

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7021Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:34 pm

Oh cool not many ant lovers ik of out my way lol. Hope you enjoy the show :)

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7036Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:34 pm

thescienceguy1980 wrote:
nightxwolf88 wrote:
Catch anything? I got one, but I am planning on doing a night search. :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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