Winter 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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NikkaTrunks13
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Winter flights?

Post: # 64655Post NikkaTrunks13
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm

Hello!

Sorta new to this hobby, sorta not, but I was getting ready to go for a bike ride and I noticed that a colony of citronella ants are beginning their nuptial flights today. Down side? It's about to snow here in Colorado and I am curious if this is a common practice for this species? Attempted to upload a picture via phone, but I keep getting the error that the file is too large.

Thanks!
NikkaTrunks

JustABitAntsy
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Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64658Post JustABitAntsy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm

NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Hello!

Sorta new to this hobby, sorta not, but I was getting ready to go for a bike ride and I noticed that a colony of citronella ants are beginning their nuptial flights today. Down side? It's about to snow here in Colorado and I am curious if this is a common practice for this species? Attempted to upload a picture via phone, but I keep getting the error that the file is too large.

Thanks!
NikkaTrunks
did you catch one?
New antkeeper in Virginia currently doesn’t have a colony plan to start next Spring :lol:
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NikkaTrunks13
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Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64659Post NikkaTrunks13
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm

JustABitAntsy wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm
NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Hello!

Sorta new to this hobby, sorta not, but I was getting ready to go for a bike ride and I noticed that a colony of citronella ants are beginning their nuptial flights today. Down side? It's about to snow here in Colorado and I am curious if this is a common practice for this species? Attempted to upload a picture via phone, but I keep getting the error that the file is too large.

Thanks!
NikkaTrunks
did you catch one?
I did not. All of the queens still had their wings. Thousands of queens and males were taking off for the flight though. Might have to go for a walk tomorrow.

JustABitAntsy
Posts: 119
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Location: Virginia

Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64660Post JustABitAntsy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:57 pm

NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm
JustABitAntsy wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm
NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Hello!

Sorta new to this hobby, sorta not, but I was getting ready to go for a bike ride and I noticed that a colony of citronella ants are beginning their nuptial flights today. Down side? It's about to snow here in Colorado and I am curious if this is a common practice for this species? Attempted to upload a picture via phone, but I keep getting the error that the file is too large.

Thanks!
NikkaTrunks
did you catch one?
I did not. All of the queens still had their wings. Thousands of queens and males were taking off for the flight though. Might have to go for a walk tomorrow.
I hope they are still their tomorrow ready for you to catch :D
New antkeeper in Virginia currently doesn’t have a colony plan to start next Spring :lol:
Join the Forelius Clan https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15975

JustABitAntsy
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64778Post JustABitAntsy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:31 pm

NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm
JustABitAntsy wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm
NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Hello!

Sorta new to this hobby, sorta not, but I was getting ready to go for a bike ride and I noticed that a colony of citronella ants are beginning their nuptial flights today. Down side? It's about to snow here in Colorado and I am curious if this is a common practice for this species? Attempted to upload a picture via phone, but I keep getting the error that the file is too large.

Thanks!
NikkaTrunks
did you catch one?
I did not. All of the queens still had their wings. Thousands of queens and males were taking off for the flight though. Might have to go for a walk tomorrow.
did you catch one
New antkeeper in Virginia currently doesn’t have a colony plan to start next Spring :lol:
Join the Forelius Clan https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15975

NikkaTrunks13
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64864Post NikkaTrunks13
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:41 am

JustABitAntsy wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:31 pm
NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm
JustABitAntsy wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm

did you catch one?
I did not. All of the queens still had their wings. Thousands of queens and males were taking off for the flight though. Might have to go for a walk tomorrow.
did you catch one
Oops. I have a few in test tubes. Awaiting the first arrivals now. Although they might be going in the fridge soon.

JustABitAntsy
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Winter flights?

Post: # 64869Post JustABitAntsy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 am

NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:41 am
JustABitAntsy wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:31 pm
NikkaTrunks13 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pm


I did not. All of the queens still had their wings. Thousands of queens and males were taking off for the flight though. Might have to go for a walk tomorrow.
did you catch one
Oops. I have a few in test tubes. Awaiting the first arrivals now. Although they might be going in the fridge soon.
congrats!
New antkeeper in Virginia currently doesn’t have a colony plan to start next Spring :lol:
Join the Forelius Clan https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15975

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