Ant Watch Western Washington

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

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CherrieEvolved
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Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34122Post CherrieEvolved
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:53 am

Going to use this as a tracker for ant queens seen in Western Washington. Still freezing up here, but looks like it will be hitting 60 in the next few weeks! Im ready for these ants!!! Post here if any one else from Washington sees any queens!
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

CherrieEvolved
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34513Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:01 am

Ants are awake! Seeing them in the wild finally. Hopefully that means initial nuptial flights are soon!! Please post in here if you see any (in Western Washington)!! :D
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

NWAnts18
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Location: Idaho

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34518Post NWAnts18
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:53 pm

If you are able to get extra would you want to unload a few?

CherrieEvolved
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34520Post CherrieEvolved
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:23 pm

NWAnts18 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:53 pm
If you are able to get extra would you want to unload a few?
I would love to, but only if they will be kept in Western Washington! I am a firm believer in not letting them to not native areas! There are quite a few species that live in western WA but not in eastern WA.
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

NWAnts18
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34522Post NWAnts18
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:29 pm

I have a nephew in Washington hoping to start and is new.

Mortamir
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34540Post Mortamir
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:42 pm

I have yet to see any queens. The nights are still pretty cold up here. I am heading out to Sol Duc hope to see some activity.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

idahoantgirl
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34541Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:16 pm

Just to let you know, this forum doesn't allow the trading selling, or distribution of ants outside of the gan project :)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Mortamir
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34547Post Mortamir
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:23 am

So anyway......
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

CherrieEvolved
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34551Post CherrieEvolved
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:20 pm

Mortamir wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:23 am
So anyway......
Still no queens. Looking at the projected weather, it wont be steadily above 60 until May. Hopefully the forecast is wrong and we get a heatwave! :D
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

Mortamir
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Location: Washington

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34552Post Mortamir
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:50 pm

So Cherrie I live out past Maple Valley and when it warms up we get lots of camponotis, I will let you know when they start coming out. I stopped collecting queens last year because I didn't think I could care and or sell that many. Only one of my queens wasn't fertal and I have 12 queens now with workers and brood.
That is if you interested in camponotis to keep.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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