Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

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forylla12
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Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

Post: # 57054Post forylla12
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:15 pm

Does anyone know if there are any nuptual flights going on currently in the Vancouver area? If not, does anyone know when the nuptual flights generally begin for the species living around Vancouver? Last year, I found only 4 tetramorium immigrans queens in late August and they all were found on my driveway at the the same time, I had spent a couple hours per day from the start of spring to the end of summer and didn't find any others. Any help is appreciated.

Turret675A
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Re: Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

Post: # 58580Post Turret675A
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 pm

So in vancouver the best places to look are at nature parks. Or areas with lots of greenery like vancouver island. Down in richmond I go to the richmond nature park. Camponotus are flying currently but not for much longer. They usually fly around April/may and late july/August. The best times to go are after it rains and when the temperature goes up high during the day.
Ant love forever

In Richmond Bc currently caring for:
X4 Campontus Herculeanus
X1 Camponotus Modoc
X8 Tetramorium Immigrans

Turret675A
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Re: Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

Post: # 58581Post Turret675A
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm

I havent been there myself but stanley park could be a good place to go for ants.
Ant love forever

In Richmond Bc currently caring for:
X4 Campontus Herculeanus
X1 Camponotus Modoc
X8 Tetramorium Immigrans

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Re: Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

Post: # 59476Post PwnerPie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 pm

forylla12 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Does anyone know if there are any nuptual flights going on currently in the Vancouver area? If not, does anyone know when the nuptual flights generally begin for the species living around Vancouver? Last year, I found only 4 tetramorium immigrans queens in late August and they all were found on my driveway at the the same time, I had spent a couple hours per day from the start of spring to the end of summer and didn't find any others. Any help is appreciated.
Join the ant keeping Discord - we track flights there. Specifically the "Pacific Northwest" channel.
https://discord.gg/twX2HDf
Keeper of:
1x Formica Pacifica
2x Camponotus Modoc
1x Tetramorium Immigrans
2x Lasius Sp

Founding:
3x Lasius Sp
2x Formica Argentea
2x Myrmica Rubra

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