Queen Expedition

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

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Jadeninja9
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Queen Expedition

Post: # 26358Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:59 pm

Gonna start writing down my queen expeditions cause it's pretty interesting. I went to a place where Brian L. Fisher told me to go to in the Bay Area to look for queens. I saw tons of cool ants that I've never seen in the suburbs like Camponotus sp, Formica ravida, some huge red ants, etc. I saw what I thought was a Tetramorium caespitum queen, turned out to be a male. Then I actually found a HUGE Camponotus queen. I tried putting her in the test tube, but she was so fast. She disappeared into the grass. I've never even seen a wild queen before, and when I finally did, she dissapeared. This all happened when it was time to leave, so I had to go right after my failed attempt. I'm going back tomorrow to see if I can actually find anything again. If I find any queens I'll sell them all on the GAN project.
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

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

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