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harry7778
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Is it too late now?

Post: # 26061Post harry7778
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:43 pm

I caught two queens a day ago and went to go looking for more today but I could not find anything! I want more than just two in case they don't make it. Is it just too late for queens now or am I still able to find them, I searched for quite a while today and found nothing, well as a day ago, they seemed to be everywhere! I hope it isn't too late! :|

P.S I'm in southern England

Kibs76

Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26070Post Kibs76
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:02 pm

I have found 7 and i am in new jersey. Just walk in different places every other day. I have had two days where i haven't found any and i have started the 16th

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harry7778
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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26079Post harry7778
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:19 pm

My main problem is just never knowing where to look! I live in a suburban area surrounded by forest and woods and I search the pavements all the time and hardly see any queens. I haven't even seen a nest undergoing nuptial flight yet, it's just really difficult to find them for some strange reason, I've only caught two this year.

carsonman99

Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26104Post carsonman99
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:24 pm

I live in similar situation and I have caught 14 queens this season. Just look where they would normally nest. I caught camponotus queen at the base of a big tree where camponotus are already nested. I found a lasius umbratus lurking around pavement. I found a Formica on the side of my house near the garden.

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harry7778
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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26177Post harry7778
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:53 am

But like, what are flying now? Is there still going to be queens wandering at this time?

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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26254Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:32 am

Queens can fly until September
Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
1x Lasius alienus colonies
1x Tetramorium immigrans

hiitsmeiambored

Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26781Post hiitsmeiambored
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:08 pm

I also live in Southern England and I had a flight last week but that was it. As you probably know by now the weather is really unprectible so wait until a warm day and keep an eye out. usually there is about a week of queens then you just find a few every so often. I currently have 5 queens caught in the span of 2 days so just try and spot another queen but if you can't find another 1 just concentrate on ensuring your current 2 live

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harry7778
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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 26801Post harry7778
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:52 pm

Thank you all for the advice, my two Lasius queens are both currently laying eggs and looking healthy, I really hope they both make it in case I don't find any other queens and also I have two Lasius hybrid nests waiting for them, so hopefully they will be okay. :D

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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 27303Post notmyidea
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:02 am

Whenever you find Queens, make note of the temperature, whether it rained the day before, and the time you found them. I find the Nuptial flights where I live are based on temperature since we don't get any rain in the summer. Good luck with lasius, I haven't had much luck with mine.

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Is it too late now?

Post: # 27308Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:29 am

Yeah um what I said definitely wasn't true. They can fly even in november sometimes depending on the species, weather, and location.
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1x Camponotus Hyatti
1x Lasius alienus colonies
1x Tetramorium immigrans

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