Minnesota nuptial flights

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DraxusPro
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Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 36956Post DraxusPro
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 pm

Hey Minnesotans this is a forum for you! :D plz reply with any nuptial flights you see! :D

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 37504Post AntsDakota
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:14 pm

DraxusPro wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Hey Minnesotans this is a forum for you! :D plz reply with any nuptial flights you see! :D
I know I'm not from Minnesota, but being from your neighbor, the same climate and weather, I figured our nuptial flights happen about the same time. I spotted Camponotus pennsylvanicus in the last week of May, and Lasius neoniger and Solenopsis molesta on the same day, around labor day. I spottted Myrmica sp. about a week after.
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 38322Post AntGalMN
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Hello, new ant keeper here! I’m located in the Saint Paul area of Minnesota. Shoreview-ish, not exact for privacy. I caught a camponotus queen last Thursday. I’m going to go out looking tomorrow and Thursday. Hopefully it will be nice and humid and these rainstorms will encourage some nuptial flights! :D

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

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Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:20 pm

Caught a tetramorqueen last Thursday. She has laid several eggs over the weekend!!!

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:38 am

I caught a formica on the 14th! It is truly formica season

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 55213Post AntingMN
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm

Hello! New member here. I used to keep ants when I lived in California and really want to start again now that I’ve settled into Minnesota (Saint Paul). Does anyone have a small colony they might be willing to part ways with?

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

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Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am

AntingMN wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Hello! New member here. I used to keep ants when I lived in California and really want to start again now that I’ve settled into Minnesota (Saint Paul). Does anyone have a small colony they might be willing to part ways with?
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 58926Post RoryNorth
Thu May 30, 2019 7:24 pm

AntingMN wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Hello! New member here. I used to keep ants when I lived in California and really want to start again now that I’ve settled into Minnesota (Saint Paul). Does anyone have a small colony they might be willing to part ways with?
welcome to AntsCanada! I am new as well. :-) I've been watching the YouTube series and just learned about the forms here too. I live in upper Minnesota and Detroit Lakes, I have several lasius americanos queens that already have pupa larva and eggs would you be interested in one or two?

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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 59001Post AntingMN
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:11 pm

RoryNorth wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:24 pm

welcome to AntsCanada! I am new as well. :-) I've been watching the YouTube series and just learned about the forms here too. I live in upper Minnesota and Detroit Lakes, I have several lasius americanos queens that already have pupa larva and eggs would you be interested in one or two?
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 59015Post ijayp9814
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:00 pm

I am new to ant keeping too and live in the duluth/superior region so on the border between MN and WI. I've been searching for camponotus pennsylvanicus but yet to find any. I think I found 3 queens of a lasius species but then again I'm brand new to this and it's been a full week and one died and the others haven't layed eggs.

I was wondering if anyone has seen camponotus P. Flying yet this year or any tips for newbie searching for queens for the first time.

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