OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

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

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Natev5
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Location: Chicago Suburbs

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 38707Post Natev5
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:46 am

Tetramorium flying today in Chicago suburbs!
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

JakeM0816
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 38885Post JakeM0816
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:09 pm

I’ve caught a couple Formica so far, you think they are flying mass scale yet in Illinois?
Keeping:
1xPrenolepis imparis
1xformica Palifidulva
1xTetramorium Immigrans
1xCamponatus Pennsylvanicus


Founding:
4x tetramorium Immigrans
2xFormica Fusca
4xFormica Sp.
2xLasius Umbratus
2x Formica Subcericia

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 38890Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:08 pm

JakeM0816 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:09 pm
I’ve caught a couple Formica so far, you think they are flying mass scale yet in Illinois?
Depending on the amount then yes. A spider web outside my window had a formica sp. in it so I’d assume the flying now.
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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 39160Post antnest8
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:31 am

lots of tetremorium in Michigan
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

Natev5
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 39203Post Natev5
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm

Tetramorium and a few Formica in the Chicago Suburbs
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

Boomdale
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 39645Post Boomdale
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:57 am

First post ever - Super Excited!

I was out camping this weekend and I literally sat on top of a Nuptial Flight in southern Kentucky this past weekend. I of course initially freaked out and started capturing everything in sight :lol: . After a few I calmed down enough for common sense to kick in and realized they had just came out to start the flight so I released all 7 elates I had caught.
Nylanderia Sp.
Pheidole Sp.

Founding - Cremagastor & Solonopsis Invicta

Webbles
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 40792Post Webbles
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:23 am

Hey ky here ive been seeing tapinoma sessile queens if anyone is interested in that. I am just starting at this stuff and I don't think anyone wants tapinoma sessile queens but they will be my first every colony. :D
Keeper of
3 tapinoma sessile
6 ghost ants
8 acrobat ants
2 striped carpenter ants

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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 40818Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Webbles wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:23 am
Hey ky here ive been seeing tapinoma sessile queens if anyone is interested in that. I am just starting at this stuff and I don't think anyone wants tapinoma sessile queens but they will be my first every colony. :D
YYYYYEEEEEESSSSS!!

i can't wait for their nuptial flight to reach Michigan! i want to try introducing new queens to my colony!
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

Webbles
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Location: 40484 Stanford kentucky

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 46266Post Webbles
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 pm

I have a colony of 7-9 tapinoma sessile Queens rn
Keeper of
3 tapinoma sessile
6 ghost ants
8 acrobat ants
2 striped carpenter ants

Natev5
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 46931Post Natev5
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 am

Formica subsericea flew yesterday in northern IL. Many queens still out searching for the perfect spot to found a colony.
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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