HaydenP wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Thank you so much I’ll be sure to check out the forum link you posted. And thanks for the reply, I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled but it’s been a few days and I haven’t seen any queens or male alates but it’s been a little dry here recently; rain is coming this weekend though so maybe it’ll bring some luck.
P.S. I’m not sure if I replied correctly because this was my first time using the forum
First, there was no correct way to do it. How you replied is fine. I only mentioned it that way because I was likely to forget (and I did) and I had that other thread set to alert me when someone replies. (also it would encourage to get the sub community up and flowing so we have just as a supportive network as say (KY,OH,IN,IL,MI thread, which is massive and active))
rain always brings luck. If you see queens pouring out of the nest, leave. these are unfertilized. If it is a species you desire its best to find them a block or more away.
Some queens are smaller so don't overlook.
whats flying now... In Louisiana. (an incomplete list)(nothing is double checked, this is likely riddled with inaccuracies)
Solenopsis invicta. (red imported fire ant)
Aphaenogaster fulva, pica, rudis, tennesseensis
Brachymyrmex depilis, patagonicus (these are tiny tiny tiny)
Campotonotus americanus, pennsylvanicus, novaeboracensis (these are large. carpenter ants)
Forelius pruinosis (I am reading they bud now, their flights were earlier)
Formica fusca, obscuriuentris, pallideulva, subsericea
Pheidole bicarnata, tysoni