Nuptial flights in Ontario?

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TheAntRaptor2
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Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48105Post TheAntRaptor2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:38 am

Does anyone have a detailed calendar of when ants fly in Ontario? Thanks for the help:)
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MorbidBugg
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48137Post MorbidBugg
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 am

Sadly I do t think there is a good one. Just average flight times. I notice however we see the same ants that Americans see about a week to 2 weeks after their flights. Give or take. So using a chart for north eastern usa would probably be your best bet.
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TheAntRaptor2
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48140Post TheAntRaptor2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:06 am

Okay, thanks for the help.
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48150Post MorbidBugg
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:33 am

By the way I see by your ID post your out by barrie I was raised on the other side of the lake in a town between keswick and Sutton called Willow beach. So ELLO from the other side of the pond ;)

That area is super special lake Simcoe gets so crazy weird weather and storms because the lake is the largest body of fresh water after the great Lakes. So it gets a 'double lake effect' where it's hard on barrie because of lake Huron then add in lake Simcoe and Sutton/Jackson point disappear.
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TheAntRaptor2
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48170Post TheAntRaptor2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:26 pm

Oh okay, thanks for letting me know. So because of these unique weather patterns it is hard to predict nuptial flights?
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MorbidBugg
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48174Post MorbidBugg
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:07 pm

Yeah I've noticed even living just south west of where you are close to duffer in the weather shifts dramatically to what u was used to up that way. But luckily storms that blow in from the south and west tend to hit both areas relatively. Just a little harder near your area. Where I am is smack dab between 3 great Lakes so I'm kinda lucky if I get any effect at all besides the clouds and humidity, Or today where it comes down in sheets of water.
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TheAntRaptor2
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Re: Nuptial flights in Ontario?

Post: # 48175Post TheAntRaptor2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Okay, thank you so much for the info!
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