New Zealand nuptial flights

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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BTechDerek
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Location: New Zealand

Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 65373Post BTechDerek
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:39 pm

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Is this a male alate? (Image may be a wasp) Omg, I have not seen any queens yet. Sounds like nz is starting early. Where are you? Can I call you tonight after work?

None of my local wild colonies are swarming so I doubt my area is properly nuptial yet.

Abby123
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Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:35 am
Location: Auckland

Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 65889Post Abby123
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 am

So happy to see other New Zealanders into ant keeping! We think we may have found a queen today but she’s small. Where is every one looking for queens in Auckland?

chewbaccaNZ
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Location: New Zealand3QYM3

Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 66260Post chewbaccaNZ
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:06 am

Hi guys. Total Noob here. My 12 year old daughter is getting interested in ant keeping ( and so am I :-)) I have heard that the best time to hunt for queens is after summer rain. Is this true? We live in Whangarei. Thanks heaps!

AusAnts
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Location: Darwin,Australia

Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 66263Post AusAnts
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:56 am

chewbaccaNZ wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:06 am
Hi guys. Total Noob here. My 12 year old daughter is getting interested in ant keeping ( and so am I :-)) I have heard that the best time to hunt for queens is after summer rain. Is this true? We live in Whangarei. Thanks heaps!
yes that is true. But different species of ants require different requirements, like wind, temperature and humidity.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

32ants
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 66919Post 32ants
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:24 pm

hi?

32ants
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 66920Post 32ants
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:36 pm

anyone have any tips for hunting ants? :D

32ants
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 66921Post 32ants
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:39 pm

I'm a noob and definitely won't be able to find any :(

32ants
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 67414Post 32ants
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:12 pm

does any one know any nuptial hot stops in wellington? :D

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