Camponotus flights yet??

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WashingtonAnts
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Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57038Post WashingtonAnts
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi everyone,
I live in Washington state, USA and I really want to keep the genus camponotus. Has anyone seen them flying yet? Also, what are the ideal conditions and places to look for newly mated queens?
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phoenixmastm
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Location: South Carolina - Greenville

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57051Post phoenixmastm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 pm

You and me both! SC here but haven't been lucky enough to find any.

According to a past video from Mikey, they seem to like flying just after a rainstorm around this time of year. I went out on a short hike Friday after a mild rainstorm, but no luck.

Hopeful to catch some soon!

mrfroggy
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Location: reno nevada

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57079Post mrfroggy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Today in Nevada Camponotus flights have began, as of today 4/8/19.

Cichlid
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Location: Ontario Canada

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57080Post Cichlid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:06 pm

Im also looking to keep this species I live in Ontario Canada and I haven't seen any queens of any sp yet. Its been the warmest its been yet 15 degC but very windy and rain everyday so its quite wet. Let us know if you see them down in Washington. I'm sure they will fly here the same time or shortly after.!

WashingtonAnts
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57083Post WashingtonAnts
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 pm

I will! I'm planning on going out to a state park and hunting for them if weather allows this Thursday, 4/11. Wish me luck!
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×2 Camponotus novaeboracensis

YeeYeeYee
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Location: Mountain View

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57207Post YeeYeeYee
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 pm

My friend and i might have found a camponotous queen. no photo though
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Prenolepis imparis

Nosdormu
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Location: Tennessee

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57220Post Nosdormu
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:30 pm

I found 8 camponotus queen's here in Tennessee on 4/12/19.

YeeYeeYee
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Location: Mountain View

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57295Post YeeYeeYee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:26 pm

I found a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen in california today while i was playing tennis. :ugeek:
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Prenolepis imparis

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PacificAntMan
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Location: Kent, Washington, U.S.A.

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57369Post PacificAntMan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:16 pm

They're flying right this minute! Typing from mobile, saw one fly into the bushes just as my bus arrived for me to go to work, so sadly I couldn't catch her. :cry:

But they're out there! Pretty sizeable species, almost looked to be an inch long from my bench-seated perspective!
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Cichlid
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Location: Ontario Canada

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 57497Post Cichlid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:49 pm

im from ontario and i havent seen any yet. Its been 10-15deg c and rain for like 2 weeks whats the weather like there? time of day sighted wind/rain conditions?

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