When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

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PTasker15
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When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32687Post PTasker15
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 pm

When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate?IK We Have Them In Texas.
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Occdentalis
Myrmecositis Mexicanus
Formica Subsercea
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Pheidole Bicarinata
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Temnothorax Lonvcieps
Camponotua Castanus
Solenopsis Richteri,invicta,xyloni,Molesta.

YSTheAnt
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Location: Bay Area

Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32727Post YSTheAnt
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:17 pm

June to July, after rains. These tend to fly only after larger storms.
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

PTasker15
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Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32754Post PTasker15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks...I Caught One In July But Had No Idea What It Was...So Relased It...I Regret It
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Occdentalis
Myrmecositis Mexicanus
Formica Subsercea
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Pheidole Bicarinata
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Temnothorax Lonvcieps
Camponotua Castanus
Solenopsis Richteri,invicta,xyloni,Molesta.

YSTheAnt
Posts: 146
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:53 am
Location: Bay Area

Re: When Does Myrmecostus Mexicanus(Honeypot Ants)Mate

Post: # 32768Post YSTheAnt
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:58 am

Aww... Well hopefully you will catch one next year. Try digging up foundation Chambers after rains, it works for lots of desert species.
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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