Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

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

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iREDRUM
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Location: Oklahoma

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Post: # 72645Post iREDRUM
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:48 pm

Hello,

Long time no talk to, but I'm back. So something weird happened this morning, I found a different ant Queen species in the water tube next to my current. I have pics so you will all see. BTW I would like to raise a Fire Ant Queen, I havent really been out of the house looking for new Queens, but the 2 colonies that I have are growing wonderfully. If anyone has a Fire Ant Queen i would be willing to take one off your hands. Anyways onto the pics and the intruder of a Queen that I have yet to identify.

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You can see that this Queen is doing great and those supermajors, but that is the queen of one of my colonies.

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This is what the setup looks like, however this is to much i think for them and plan on reducing it.If you look at the test tubes you can ssee that on the right is the original colony and the left is will the intruder Queen. That test tube on the left was originally connected

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Here is a closer look at the test tubes, again the left one was attached but now isnt and the right one is where the colony likes to hang out at.

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Still not sure what species but i have a good idea what it is, I will do my research.

Nltate97
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Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Location: Norman,Oklahoma

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Post: # 72661Post Nltate97
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:15 pm

Hi, I am a new getting into all of this ant farming. I am going to go out and try to find myself a queen ant if possible, but i also see that we now have a GAN farmer in okc, so i might try to get one from him. I am excited to see that there is a community of ant farmers in oklahoma! If anyone has any advice for me, i would love to hear anything you want to tell me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from all of you.

iREDRUM
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Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Post: # 72668Post iREDRUM
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pm

Welcome, good to know that we have a GAN in OKC. Good luck hunting for you Queens.

Nltate97
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Location: Norman,Oklahoma

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Post: # 72669Post Nltate97
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:29 pm

Thank you! I’m excited to get searching!

iREDRUM
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Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Post: # 72767Post iREDRUM
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:52 am

Hello,

Hows the hunting going? I got part of my acrobat colony into a AC setup finally probably another day or so and they will all be in there. I have a process but it takes a about a week to get a full colony moved for me. I still havent figured out what that red Queen is and I have seen her in 3 days so ill be checking on her tomorrow to see what progress she has made in about a week. Let me know if yall are needing anything ill try to help yall out to the best I can. Happy Hunting\.

Thanks,
Red

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