UK ants

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

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Horselover52
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UK ants

Post: # 65792Post Horselover52
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:49 pm

Is there any chance someone could help me with the different species which go onto the nuptial flight as I want to begin ant keeping but don't want an ant colony which participates within the yearly flights.

LasiusSapien
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Re: UK ants

Post: # 65804Post LasiusSapien
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:04 am

Horselover52 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Is there any chance someone could help me with the different species which go onto the nuptial flight as I want to begin ant keeping but don't want an ant colony which participates within the yearly flights.
let me see if i've got this right, you don't want an ant species that has nuptial flight?
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

Leiflen
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Re: UK ants

Post: # 65823Post Leiflen
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:58 pm

Yellow crazy ants can clone themselves i hear. Aside from catching a wild colony pretty sure all ants have nuptial flights

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