'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

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'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 585Post antscanada
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:17 pm

Hello ant lover from North America,

We have been getting a lot of reports and queen ant collection ID for various Formica species this month. For those in North America, keep your eyes open for Formica queens.

Good luck!

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Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 639Post KingAnt
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:55 am

I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba ( Canada ) and I can confirm that at the very least Camponotus are flying about. I've caught 7 so far from just walking around at work.
Looking for a fire ant queen in Manitoba.

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Post: # 685Post Cronolgical
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:34 pm

KingAnt wrote:I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba ( Canada ) and I can confirm that at the very least Camponotus are flying about. I've caught 7 so far from just walking around at work.
Why are you people so lucky? I just got back from walking around outside where I only saw 1 ant, wasn't even a queen and it might have just been a wingless wasp. This includes stalking around several "anthills" and checking under stones/rocks looking behind buildings and in part of a field.

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Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 726Post KingAnt
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:01 pm

Cronolgical wrote:Why are you people so lucky? I just got back from walking around outside where I only saw 1 ant, wasn't even a queen and it might have just been a wingless wasp. This includes stalking around several "anthills" and checking under stones/rocks looking behind buildings and in part of a field.

I went to parks that are wooded, don't always stay on the paths. I went out and lifted old logs and what not. Got pretty dirty.
Looking for a fire ant queen in Manitoba.

Sasqwash13

Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 728Post Sasqwash13
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:14 pm

I just caught a Monomorium pharaohs queen which is my DREAM COLONY!!! :D

Cronolgical

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Post: # 736Post Cronolgical
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:37 pm

Sasqwash13 wrote:pharaohs queen which is my DREAM COLONY!!! :D
Did you hear about the Pharaohs ant colony this guy has (He runs around on Reddit called the "Pharaoh king")

He has a pharaoh nest of over 100,000 current ants (Estimated)

Sasqwash13

Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 739Post Sasqwash13
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:44 pm

I will have to look him up! thanks

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Post: # 743Post Cronolgical
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:01 pm

Speaking of Nuptial flights I found this GREAT LIST for referencing when species typically fly!

http://www.ameisenhaltung.de/schwarmflug/

This is super helpful everyone should check it for authentication but it looks accurate to me.

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Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 839Post Antscanada73
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:03 pm

Cronolgical wrote:Speaking of Nuptial flights I found this GREAT LIST for referencing when species typically fly!

http://www.ameisenhaltung.de/schwarmflug/

This is super helpful everyone should check it for authentication but it looks accurate to me.
Hey man this might of just helped me big time I'm trying to find lasuis niger but am not finding them. Now that you have mentioned this I might find some. :D :D :D :D

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Re: 'Tis the season of Formica (North America) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 845Post Cronolgical
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:15 pm

Antscanada73 wrote:
Cronolgical wrote:Speaking of Nuptial flights I found this GREAT LIST for referencing when species typically fly!

http://www.ameisenhaltung.de/schwarmflug/

This is super helpful everyone should check it for authentication but it looks accurate to me.
Hey man this might of just helped me big time I'm trying to find lasuis niger but am not finding them. Now that you have mentioned this I might find some. :D :D :D :D
I just wana find a "Thief Ant" their color is so cool!

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