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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:35 pm
by Nathant
Found 8 today from 3:30-6:00. It was a modest flight, but I probably missed a big chunk of it.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:20 am
by Andrew17888
Hello I am new to this forum and am having trouble getting my own queen ant here in Massachusetts would anyone be willing to sell me a queen or small colony

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:21 pm
by Austheboss
This Spring I caught 5 queens that I have not yet ID'd, but so far they have laid over 20 eggs. It's actually amazing seeing them all clustered together. I'm hoping they will grow fast and I think at the end of May or mid June that they will hatch into many workers to start the colony. Their eggs are quite small, so I think I will not have to wait long.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:08 pm
by akaant
Camponotus will be flying this week in MA! Keep your eyes peeled to the ground and report your findings.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:09 pm
by Nathant
Report of a small Camponotus nearcticus flight today in Randolph, MA.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:43 pm
by Andrew17888
Hi how is everyone doing I just caught some flying ants today and yesterday can anyone help me because I'm new to ant keeping how do I tell if they are queens and if they are fertile

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:24 pm
by akaant
Post some photos andrew.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:33 pm
by Andrew17888
I tried posting pictures on the forum but keep getting error message "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached." What else can I do I need help determining weather or not I potentially have fertile queens or not but it wont let me post pictures.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 pm
by akaant
Andrew17888 wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Hi how is everyone doing I just caught some flying ants today and yesterday can anyone help me because I'm new to ant keeping how do I tell if they are queens and if they are fertile
No true way to tell if the queens are fertile until she has first workers.
Species that flew so far.
Prenolepis imparis, flew.
Camponotus nearcticus are flying right now.
Last season Lasius umbratus are running around.
I'll send you A PM with more details.

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:56 am
by XxStrongHeroxX
Anyone in new hampshire?