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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Location: Seattle

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34553Post CherrieEvolved
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:20 pm

We much prefer to catch out own! Thank you for the offer though. And please post in here when you see some!

Can never have too many queens! :D
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

Mortamir
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: Washington

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34554Post Mortamir
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Oh, I was just going to let you know when, so you could catch your own.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

Hitch3
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34556Post Hitch3
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:13 am

Lol, so jealous.

I have to wait another 7 months for the Australian ant season to start again :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

JadamJedi
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Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Location: Washington, USA

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34673Post JadamJedi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:54 am

Hey,

I just moved to Washington State. I'm out by the Alki area. Hoping to find some pretty queens too, I did see what looked like a massive Lasius Colony moving from one lawn to another!

PwnerPie
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Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34677Post PwnerPie
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:09 am

JadamJedi wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:54 am
Hey,

I just moved to Washington State. I'm out by the Alki area. Hoping to find some pretty queens too, I did see what looked like a massive Lasius Colony moving from one lawn to another!
Nice!
Looking at the weather, it will probably be late April/early May before anything starts flying. If you see any queens out post here!!! I am located in the Sammamish/Snoqualmie area.
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Camponotus Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
3x Myrmica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

Co-God of the above ants with CherrieEvolved

Mortamir
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: Washington

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34679Post Mortamir
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:33 am

Well, welcome to the forum and WA. Generally once we have several days of 65 F and then a good rain we will start to see camponotas start flying, the good news is they will keep flying 3-4 after that on days that are warm and dry. I will definitely be posting when they start up and as I catch them. Good luck!
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

Mortamir
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: Washington

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34863Post Mortamir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 pm

Well still pretty cool here. Anyone seen any activity?
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

JadamJedi
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Location: Washington, USA

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34900Post JadamJedi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:31 pm

So I have seen a lot of ant activity this week. The pavement ants are marching and moving nests a lot and I have seen a species that looks like fire ants but are entirely non aggressive

Mortamir
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Location: Washington

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 34978Post Mortamir
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 am

Weather was decent and I spent about hour looking for queens last night. No luck, just one salamander!
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

PwnerPie
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Post: # 35010Post PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:49 am

JadamJedi wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:31 pm
So I have seen a lot of ant activity this week. The pavement ants are marching and moving nests a lot and I have seen a species that looks like fire ants but are entirely non aggressive
That would be myrmica sp, common around here. Also called "european fire ants". However there is zero relation to the tropical fire ants. They do sting tho! But are very non-aggresive, actually one of the more calm species of ant in general. I tend to get alot more aggression from all other species I have (camponotus and formica) than I get from Myrmica.
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Camponotus Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
3x Myrmica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

Co-God of the above ants with CherrieEvolved

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