What Triggers a Nupital Flight?

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

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Bergreen
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What Triggers a Nupital Flight?

Post: # 35151Post Bergreen
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:15 pm

is it the temperature and humidity or the position of the sun? Is it possible for nuptial flights to begin early?

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Re: What Triggers a Nupital Flight?

Post: # 35157Post antnest8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:44 pm

it depends on the species but most ants flight at the right time of year and go by daylight(like flying at night)
after that it depends in humidity temperature and a pheromone that goes in the air

Those are the Factors that we think trigger flights
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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