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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ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 45865Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:29 am

This is a message for all UK ant keepers. With the long awaited rain finally arriving this weekend everyone should be vigilant. Personally I'm looking for Myrmica. Plus our grass might finally turn green once again! :lol:
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

Franxu
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Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Location: London

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46132Post Franxu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi man so this weekend we Will be a le to catch any?
Having:
colony of Camponotus turkestan
colony of lasius Niger
Colony of lasius ( dont know yet which one)

Shane84
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Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Location: Kent

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46146Post Shane84
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:50 pm

If anyone in UK would like Lasius Niger queens hit me up, once they eggs hatch I will get on that GAN thingy, I caught more than I would need in the prospect in passing them on for anyone who couldn't catch any, I will only be asking for cost of tube, cotton, food and postage :-) so keep an eye open, only problem is I don't really have a camera now, my phone got nicked about a week ago, there is a pic of the 1st 3 I caught somewhere on the forums though :-)
Newbie keeper
2 x Lasius Niger ( 1 mine and the other my daughters who is proper excited about keeping her Honeybun Kingdom...)

Franxu
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Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Location: London

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46203Post Franxu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:51 am

Hi shane do you have any Queen left? Is my favourite And i misses the day
Having:
colony of Camponotus turkestan
colony of lasius Niger
Colony of lasius ( dont know yet which one)

Franxu
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Location: London

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46237Post Franxu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:00 pm

Shane84 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:50 pm
If anyone in UK would like Lasius Niger queens hit me up, once they eggs hatch I will get on that GAN thingy, I caught more than I would need in the prospect in passing them on for anyone who couldn't catch any, I will only be asking for cost of tube, cotton, food and postage :-) so keep an eye open, only problem is I don't really have a camera now, my phone got nicked about a week ago, there is a pic of the 1st 3 I caught somewhere on the forums though :-)
Hi if you still have one Queen i Will be more than Happy to addop her please send me a pm thanks a lot
Having:
colony of Camponotus turkestan
colony of lasius Niger
Colony of lasius ( dont know yet which one)

Shane84
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Location: Kent

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46339Post Shane84
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi if you still have one Queen i Will be more than Happy to addop her please send me a pm thanks a lot
Sent you a PM friend
Newbie keeper
2 x Lasius Niger ( 1 mine and the other my daughters who is proper excited about keeping her Honeybun Kingdom...)

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46410Post ClashOwenBash
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:37 pm

More Lasius flights for southern UK! Seen both L.Flavus and L.Niger! Loads of Myrmica colonies out to seize the bounty. Now I can keep my eye out for their nuptial flights too :D
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

MrCobalt
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Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:01 am
Location: Ants

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46489Post MrCobalt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:09 am

Do nuptial flights span multiple days?

AntsIkhlef
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Location: Stockholm

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46495Post AntsIkhlef
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:51 am

Hi Everybody!

Back from camping and i spotted soooooo many Lasius niger queens! I don't need any but it was amazing! I also found a queen of another species which needs ID (make a proper post).

It's nice to see that everybody has found so many queens! One of mine died while i was gone but it wasn't my Formica which really is nice coz' i have another pair of Lasius niger queens that are doing better that fine!
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colonies! :geek:

Keeper of:

2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius neglectus/i]

🐜❤️4ever

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Post: # 46503Post ClashOwenBash
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:26 pm

I know a lot of people have been waiting for this: Myrmica Rubra nuptial flights are ocuring in Southern Uk!
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

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