Camponotus flights yet??

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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 58679Post Darkhero0987
Sat May 25, 2019 1:12 pm

Cichlid wrote:
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?
I been having the same problem I got out after every rain storm when its a sunny breeze warm day but nothing yet I dont know if I missed them or because our weather if they havent had their flight yet
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 58822Post emtffkev
Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 pm

I haven't seen any queens out in the wild yet, but I did just catch one the other day wandering around my bathroom so I think it's safe to say they are flying. I am in North Carolina so I don't know how far either direction their schedule would change for your location compared to where I am.
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 58846Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Wed May 29, 2019 11:56 am

Here in Maine, we had Camponotus Pennsylvanicus flights on may 27th!
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:17 pm

WashingtonAnts wrote:
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?
Hey - hop on the ant keeping Discord. We have been tracking nuptial flights there. Campos flew this past week or so.
https://discord.gg/twX2HDf
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 pm

PwnerPie wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:17 pm
WashingtonAnts wrote:
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?
Hey - hop on the ant keeping Discord. We have been tracking nuptial flights there. Campos flew this past week or so.
https://discord.gg/twX2HDf
Hey I'm hipponose on the discord I caught some already 👍
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 59998Post Hawkeye
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:23 pm

Hey there! Did you guys manage to find some queens in the end? Now I am a complete newb when it comes to keeping ants, but isn't 15 Celsius still relatively cold? I mean room temperature is about 21 degrees...

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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 60000Post WashingtonAnts
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Hey there! Did you guys manage to find some queens in the end? Now I am a complete newb when it comes to keeping ants, but isn't 15 Celsius still relatively cold? I mean room temperature is about 21 degrees...
15 degrees Celsius is a little cold 70 degrees Fahrenheit is a good temperature probably but higher is better.
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 60084Post PwnerPie
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:18 pm

The flights seem to be most likely for Campo at least if it hits 80. This next weekend (after the 4th) is looking promising.
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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 60342Post MiniMaximuss
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:37 pm

Hi everyone! Completely new to the forum but I've been an AC fan for almost 4 years now
I've been looking to start my own colony, preferably a Camponotus pennsylvanicus. And was wondering if anyone had the flight schedule for PA or started around it for 2019 or if there had been any new queen sightings in July. Also any other tips for finding queens and beginning a colony would be greatly appreciated. :) thanks!

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Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Post: # 60349Post Hawkeye
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:59 pm

As I live in the Netherlands, I can't tell you when to find your queen, but as I've received my first Camponotus ligniperda queens and did a fair amount of research into Camponotus ants, I might be able to help you there.

My queens are currently residing in their test tubes, but I plan to house them in a Camponotus Large Hybrid Nest 2.0 once they've grown and survived the hibernation period.
After that I want to release them into a paludarium I designed with a more natural environment.

Check out : https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=14842

I am working on an update to post, so not all the latest info is in there, but you'll get the gist of it...

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