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

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 am
by Jadeninja9
Making this post to move it up to active

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

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 am
by antnest8
nice i think this is a great idea :D

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

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm
by antnest8
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.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:51 pm
by antnest8
keep on finding more lasius umbratus queens. located a prenolepis imparis colony under a rock.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:10 pm
by SageePrime
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?

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

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:28 pm
by antnest8
prenolepis wont fly until mid march in Michigan

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

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:35 am
by antnest8
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

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

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:16 pm
by SageePrime
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

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

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:35 am
by antnest8
good luck

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

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:45 pm
by antnest8
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: