Ontario rainfall watching

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MorbidBugg
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Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 40598Post MorbidBugg
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:15 am

Hey this is a post for all those in ontario who use rain patterns to help find nuptial flights and or just queens. If ya see rain jump in and let us know perhaps that rain in your area ended up affecting ants just outside the AOE (AREA OF EFFECT for those not used to gaming)

It rained this morning at about 5-6 am in southern ontario, keep those eyes peeled
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 40915Post MorbidBugg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 pm

Chance of thunderstorms Saturday and light rain Monday and rain Tuesday. Forecasted, will update closer to dates.
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 41161Post MorbidBugg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:59 am

Rain on and off today rain and chance if thunderstorms until Tuesday then it'll be a bright sunny day.
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 41200Post Ikerrilove
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm

I live just upriver from Ottawa and I expect it to get stormy over the next few days. Expect the unexpected. We were calling for clear weather last night and we got a freak storm with a for only about ten minutes. It ended with a huge gust of wind like a tornado for about 15-20 seconds with a top windspeed of 60mph, then went totally calm in a second. calm, clear and the stars came out. Took down a tree here. Totally out of the blue and unexpected. Nothing on the radar or weather report. Was freaky but cool to watch.

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 41297Post MorbidBugg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Formica nuptial happened today saw 4 caught 1. Will be uploading to ant I'd just to be sure when my Internet and computer stop darting around.

On a side note it was extremely humid I saw the Queens all at 2pm. We were called for thunderstorms in orangeville that did not happen and we were left with hot humid day.
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 41997Post loupgaroupgris
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:00 am

Its raining today near hawksbury and its suppose to rain all weak, will post and update later.

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 42009Post loupgaroupgris
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:58 pm

seach from 1 to 2 pm did not fine anything. Question do reproductive still fly even if theres a little wind and a few (very) small drops falling?

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45576Post MorbidBugg
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:02 am

Major thunderstorm yesterday through southern ontario.

As for you're question I have found them on slightly windy to heavy windy days and I find of its 'spitting' to increase chances look under tile stones and rocks alot of ants around here use wet rocks like magnets. I find that it's best to go out multiple times usually between 7 and 9 1 and 6 and then 9pm to 4 am for nocturnal species. Those seem to be the best times this year for my luck.
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45624Post MorbidBugg
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:55 pm

Okay so of course I was just out going to the store and I've seen atleast 20 queens along my 30 minute walk... today is a good day in ontario.
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45632Post loupgaroupgris
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:06 pm

Nice to see the nuptial flights finally happening what species are flying around right now?

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