Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

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Carl75

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1288Post Carl75
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:21 pm

I have only found Lasius Niger queens too. I didn't mind as it's hopefully going to start my first colony.

Carl75

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1677Post Carl75
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 pm

I saw more queens today on the ground about 5.15pm. I didn't have anything to catch them in though. I should have caught more then join the GAN project.

b33son123

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1693Post b33son123
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:52 pm

I caught 78 queens on tusday, only had 51 test tubes so had to let some go and about 45 out the 51 have layed eggs so doing well up to yet :D

GriffinAnt

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 1736Post GriffinAnt
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:53 am

here in deepest cornwall, 4 out of 5 of my ant nests in the patio had there nuptail flight yesterday and as of 10 mins ago the 5 was gearing up. reports of flying ants have started all across cornwalll as of yesterday. sadly due to a hangover i missed the main event and only caught 6 queens which i hope to sell or pass on to ant britanna in about 2 weeks when they have settled.

AntWatchUK

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 29467Post AntWatchUK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm

We had are first national nuptial flight in the UK in late June which was just lasius Niger then another the other day which was lasius Niger and lasius flavus. All other spieceis will have their nuptial flights between now and late September.
NOTE: nuptial flights cannot be predicted day perfect all flight timetables are guesses based on previous years and the weather. If you see elates wondering about outside the nest a nuptial flight is lickley to occur within the next few days
#antloveforever

AntWatchUK

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 29468Post AntWatchUK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm

We had are first national nuptial flight in the UK in late June which was just lasius Niger then another the other day which was lasius Niger and lasius flavus. All other spieceis will have their nuptial flights between now and late September.
NOTE: nuptial flights cannot be predicted day perfect all flight timetables are guesses based on previous years and the weather. If you see elates wondering about outside the nest a nuptial flight is lickley to occur within the next few days
#antloveforever

DnickoUK
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 60791Post DnickoUK
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 am

Any one have a guess on UK's next nuptial flight
It rained last night and sunny now at 4:00

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DnickoUK
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Location: Northampton

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 60957Post DnickoUK
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 am

:D I have seen the male and female elates wondering around the entrances of their nest
Soon england, after the next week of rain

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 60961Post ClashOwenBash
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 am

DnickoUK wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 am
:D I have seen the male and female elates wondering around the entrances of their nest
Soon england, after the next week of rain
Well they have other plans, currently have tons of Lasius Niger colonies having nuptial flights in Oxfordshire!!!
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

DnickoUK
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Location: Northampton

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 60982Post DnickoUK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:56 am

Ooo Northamptonshire isn't that far from Oxfordshire

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