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

Moderator: ooper01

User avatar
Jadeninja9
Posts: 735
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Location: SF Bay Area, California

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

Post: # 33927Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 am

Making this post to move it up to active
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

Founding:
1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 33971Post antnest8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 am

nice i think this is a great idea :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 33984Post antnest8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm

its warming up now so i'm hoping for sightings of some prenolepis imparis colonies. took some of my queens out of hibernation. also i found some social parasites during the winter a couple weeks ago under logs so if you want to find queens you might want to look under there.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 34154Post antnest8
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:51 pm

keep on finding more lasius umbratus queens. located a prenolepis imparis colony under a rock.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

SageePrime
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Location: Belleville, Illinois

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

Post: # 34155Post SageePrime
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Haven't seen any Prenolepis imparis flights yet here in Illinois but hoping soon. I have found several Lasius umbratus, Interjectus, and Claviger queens. Rolled a log over and found a small Lasius Niger colony with a dead queen swarmed with several parasite queens of all 3 species mentioned so tried an experiment with them till winter ants fly. So far have 16 queens in individual test tubes with 10-20+ Lasius Niger workers and they're taking care of the queen. I'll know if it's successful if they start laying eggs.

Anyone here in Illinois or the STL area?
5 Queen Tapinoma Sessile colony
2 Queen Tetramorium colony
2 Aphaenogaster Tennesseensis
1 Camp. Pennsylvanicus colonies
1 Camp. Subbarbatus colony
1 Camp. Herculeanus Colony
1 Crematogaster Cerasi colony
1 Formica Subsericia colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 34156Post antnest8
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:28 pm

prenolepis wont fly until mid march in Michigan
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 34180Post antnest8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:35 am

warmer weather ahead on Tuesday its going to be in the high 50's hoping prenolepis takes a cold flight. also every time i check the weather forecast says its getting warmer. Tuesday was supposed to be 45 a couple days ago :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

SageePrime
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Location: Belleville, Illinois

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

Post: # 34208Post SageePrime
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:16 pm

For anyone in Illinois or the STL area. I was at the park earlier today and prenolepis imparis aka winter ants were swarming around the entrances of their nests. Expect nuptiual flights over the next 2 days
5 Queen Tapinoma Sessile colony
2 Queen Tetramorium colony
2 Aphaenogaster Tennesseensis
1 Camp. Pennsylvanicus colonies
1 Camp. Subbarbatus colony
1 Camp. Herculeanus Colony
1 Crematogaster Cerasi colony
1 Formica Subsericia colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 34209Post antnest8
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:35 am

good luck
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 810
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

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

Post: # 34227Post antnest8
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:45 pm

here is me over the last month
found a lasius umbratus queen :D
found a lasius umbratus queen :)
found a lasius umbratus queen :|
found a lasius umbratus queen :(
found a lasius umbratus queen :cry:
found a lasius umbratus queen :x
found a lasius umbratus queen :evil:
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests