Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

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

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AntsIkhlef
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Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40079Post AntsIkhlef
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Hi Everybody! I thought I might make a little topic for us European (and continental Eurasia if you would like) ant lovers & keepers!

Even tho it is well into nuptial flight season I thought it might be a good idea to have a chating area!

Personaly I uave found 3 queens thought to be Pheidole Or Tetramorium here in south France on the 2nd of July!

(Altought no Queens in sight :P )
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

AntsIkhlef
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Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40189Post AntsIkhlef
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:24 am

AntsIkhlef wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Hi Everybody! I thought I might make a little topic for us European (and continental Eurasia if you would like) ant lovers & keepers!

Even tho it is well into nuptial flight season I thought it might be a good idea to have a chating area!

Personaly I uave found 3 queens thought to be Pheidole Or Tetramorium here in south France on the 2nd of July!

(Altought no Queens in sight :P )
Workers*
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

Hunter36o
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40427Post Hunter36o
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 am

Lasius and Tetramorium started to have there flights in Ireland over the weekend. Only started yesterday in my actual area. Still hunting for tetramorium queens but I have 8 Niger queens from yesterday alone.
Happy hunting guys!!
Officially caring for 4 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
11x Lasius Niger
1x Myrmica Rubra
1x Myrmica ??

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Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40434Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:30 am

Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 am
Lasius and Tetramorium started to have there flights in Ireland over the weekend. Only started yesterday in my actual area. Still hunting for tetramorium queens but I have 8 Niger queens from yesterday alone.
Happy hunting guys!!
Oh dang... Well done!

I had to release my 3 Pheidole queens when I realized it was useless to keep them as they don’t exist in my real home country!
But I will go on a hunt for Formica fusca as they will probably have their nuptial flight when I come home here in Sweden!
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

Hunter36o
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40435Post Hunter36o
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:38 am

Ha no way! I am a kichen designer and I am literally working on a MCD kitchen for Sweden!!
Ha what were the odds lol. That is cool. I am honestly unsure if there are Formica in Ireland. I only ever see Lasius nigers and tetramorium caespitum in my village.
Officially caring for 4 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
11x Lasius Niger
1x Myrmica Rubra
1x Myrmica ??

AntsIkhlef
Posts: 124
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Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40442Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:18 am

Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:38 am
Ha no way! I am a kichen designer and I am literally working on a MCD kitchen for Sweden!!
Ha what were the odds lol. That is cool. I am honestly unsure if there are Formica in Ireland. I only ever see Lasius nigers and tetramorium caespitum in my village.
Oh sup!
I have chosen Formica Fusca as they don’t grow to enormous numbers and are easy to control!

Where in Ireland do you live ?
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

Hunter36o
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40448Post Hunter36o
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:47 am

AntsIkhlef wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:18 am
Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:38 am
Ha no way! I am a kichen designer and I am literally working on a MCD kitchen for Sweden!!
Ha what were the odds lol. That is cool. I am honestly unsure if there are Formica in Ireland. I only ever see Lasius nigers and tetramorium caespitum in my village.
Oh sup!
I have chosen Formica Fusca as they don’t grow to enormous numbers and are easy to control!

Where in Ireland do you live ?
I live here in Dublin Ireland. But more so on the edge before kildare.
I just spotted a myrica rubra colony when looking for tetramoriums. I am sooo excited! I just hope someone can give me a good idea of when it is the best time of day to look for these guys. According to the wiki they should start to have their flights in about a week or two :)
Officially caring for 4 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
11x Lasius Niger
1x Myrmica Rubra
1x Myrmica ??

AntsIkhlef
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:39 am
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Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40450Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:56 am

Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:47 am
AntsIkhlef wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:18 am
Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:38 am
Ha no way! I am a kichen designer and I am literally working on a MCD kitchen for Sweden!!
Ha what were the odds lol. That is cool. I am honestly unsure if there are Formica in Ireland. I only ever see Lasius nigers and tetramorium caespitum in my village.
Oh sup!
I have chosen Formica Fusca as they don’t grow to enormous numbers and are easy to control!

Where in Ireland do you live ?
I live here in Dublin Ireland. But more so on the edge before kildare.
I just spotted a myrica rubra colony when looking for tetramoriums. I am sooo excited! I just hope someone can give me a good idea of when it is the best time of day to look for these guys. According to the wiki they should start to have their flights in about a week or two :)
Myrmica rubra is sick!
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

Hunter36o
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40454Post Hunter36o
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am

I agree!! Sorry I only stop quoting when it is just adding scrolling to the page haha.
I can try keep ya up to date if you.llike? I think I can even add friends on this forum? Not sure will have to double check.
Officially caring for 4 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
11x Lasius Niger
1x Myrmica Rubra
1x Myrmica ??

AntsIkhlef
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:39 am
Location: Stockholm

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 40485Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Hunter36o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am
I agree!! Sorry I only stop quoting when it is just adding scrolling to the page haha.
I can try keep ya up to date if you.llike? I think I can even add friends on this forum? Not sure will have to double check.
Oh sure man i will gladly do that!
Plus I believe that Myrmica rubra is certainly in my wish list for the future!
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colony! :geek:

Keeper of:

1x Formica sp.
2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius sp./i]

🐜❤️4ever

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