California Ant Watch

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

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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 68607Post Luke925
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:16 am

plantpeddler wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:39 pm
queens all over in san Joaquin valley i have caught about 40 now around 1 of our vinyards about 6 kinds 2 kinds are red harvester ants one type is about a 1/4 smaller than the other lots of these two digging out chambers. a few smaller queens black about 1/3 of a inch black . now a few about a half inch long black with shiny hairs on abdomen this I'm curious on the id also i caught 4 or 5 of 1 inch what look like carpenter ant queens they were not in wood they were in 1/4 inch chamber under grape vines i also found a couple exsisting nests that had1/2 and 3/4 inch workers very large red center black head and abdomen any ideas will be helpfull also if you are in the Stockton area and want to catch a unknown queen message me 209 323 0353 they are all over
Have you caught any queens this year? Perhaps you can get one for us. We have 2 test tubes and would like to get started with a brand new Queen. Maybe you can pin an area on google maps where we can start looking.

Thank you,


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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 68706Post CaliforniaAnts
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:00 am

I’m looking for queen from Gan Breeder in Moreno Balley area Veromessor pangandeior available

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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 69627Post oreoisakitty
Fri May 01, 2020 9:00 pm

Hey does anyone know what kind of carpenters can be found in Southern California?
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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 70472Post PheidoleForever
Thu May 28, 2020 11:35 am

found 6 pheidole spp. within two days yesterday. It seems they fly on just one to two days.
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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 70473Post Luke925
Thu May 28, 2020 11:46 am

Where did you find them? I'm in Walnut Creek

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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 70877Post AntsInMyVeins
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:46 am

I found 8 Solenopsis Molesta queens in my bedroom on June 1st, 2020. Have three in test tubes and the rest are in a little dram cup hotel I made, will have more tubes tomorrow! So far one has chewed her wings off.
I’m hoping to find some Camponotus this year as well, have a trail in mind where I saw a good amount of them.

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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 73757Post Nevrmorr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:00 am

Are there any ants having nuptial flights now in September. or do I have to wait till it rains this Saturday?

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Re: California Ant Watch

Post: # 74779Post PrisGlitzy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:38 am

Hi I'm new I have never been a long term ant owner but I recently fell in love with carpenter ants that started living in my home awhile ago but I have never seen a nuptial flight in the area I live let alone some information on the flight times I also tried online but haven't had much luck so far
I live in Bakersfield California can anyone help me out :?: thank you!

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