Crematogaster flight!

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Helianthus
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Crematogaster flight!

Post: # 49158Post Helianthus
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi!
I biked out to my favorite marina here on the outskirts of Washington DC and found four crematogaster queens crawling on my picnic table. We had big rains Friday and Saturday night. So stoked!

-Antdrew

Puncarlol
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Re: Crematogaster flight!

Post: # 49176Post Puncarlol
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:42 pm

Nice! How many did you catch?
Crematogaster Ampla x2
Ectatomma Ruidom
Pheidole Reclusi
Dorymyrmex Insanus
Odontomachus Erythrocephalus

All in founding stage ;)

Helianthus
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Re: Crematogaster flight!

Post: # 49212Post Helianthus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:59 am

I had three containers on me, so I caught three. I'm praying at least one will make it through hibernation.
Can anyone give advice on how to handle them? I put all three in TT setups with a drop of honey on their cotton. I guess I'll wait till October or so and then transfer the gals into the fridge.

Diamondking
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Re: Crematogaster flight!

Post: # 49379Post Diamondking
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:27 am

Cool! I caught two crematogastor queens this summer!!
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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