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Hunter36o
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Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38295Post Hunter36o
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Hey I was just wondering would someone know the active hours for Lasius Niger? See next month flight season starts and as it is my first time I thought it may be a good idea to have a little scout around my area. This only came to mind after I realised I have not noticed any ant activity since I became more interested over the coming weeks. For a fact there is some going ons in my front but if I go around walking now would worker ants even be wondering about at this hour? (21:45) Or are these guys also active like other colonies?
In the process of caring for 8 lasius niger queens.
All 8 now with eggs :D

Still hunting for Tetramorium Ceaspitum.

And still waiting on Myrmica Rubra to start their flights.

Hoping to join GAN for Ireland :)

Wardword
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Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38297Post Wardword
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:23 pm

In the EU the nuptial flights of niger take place in the afternoon and early evening from early July to mid-September.
So the best time to scoop one up would be around when the sun starts to set, you want to give her enough time to mate 1st.

Hunter36o
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Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38299Post Hunter36o
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:30 pm

That I understand. I am asking about workers time frames for going about looking for food or disposing of some waste. Are they busy day and night or just during the day? I unfortunately do not get that much free time so I figured I would have a stroll to see what the activity was like in my area. The more ants wondering around with a good distance from each other leave a higher possibility of more and more colonies in the area right? But I did only think of this an hour ago and do not know of they are out and about in the evening?

Thank for the reply :)
In the process of caring for 8 lasius niger queens.
All 8 now with eggs :D

Still hunting for Tetramorium Ceaspitum.

And still waiting on Myrmica Rubra to start their flights.

Hoping to join GAN for Ireland :)

oOFutteOo
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Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38339Post oOFutteOo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:22 am

I live in Denmark and Lasius niger are abounded here i have 3 collenies right out side my door, when i leave at 7am for work the ants aktivety is low normally only a couple of ants crawling around i a lazy pace. But at between 9-10am when the sun hits them and the aktivety explode. and they keep bussy all day until late evening when it start to cool normally at around 8-9pm on a sunny day. rainy days aktivety is always low.

Hunter36o
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Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38342Post Hunter36o
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:52 am

Ah so the temperature effects them continuously. I was not sure but this makes a lot more sense. Unfortunately it is raining here in Ireland this morning so scouting is not much of an option. But thank you so much. Biiiig help :)
In the process of caring for 8 lasius niger queens.
All 8 now with eggs :D

Still hunting for Tetramorium Ceaspitum.

And still waiting on Myrmica Rubra to start their flights.

Hoping to join GAN for Ireland :)

oOFutteOo
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Location: Denmark

Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 38785Post oOFutteOo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:14 am

yes it seams so, I am also trying to catch a Lasius Niger queen, yesterday it was warm and sunny and i can see winged ants just inside the ant mount both queens and drones at i described in my post "Updates from a Danish noob"
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6414

I guess they are just about to fly but waiting for the right weather or somthing

Hunter36o
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Re: Wild Lasius Niger active hours.

Post: # 39462Post Hunter36o
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:23 am

Yeah it can be a long wait it seems haha it could also do with the time of year? I know niger alates will start flying real soon because we are finally into July. We have had the heat but if we get a nice rainy day followed by more heat soon I hope to catch a few queens here :)
In the process of caring for 8 lasius niger queens.
All 8 now with eggs :D

Still hunting for Tetramorium Ceaspitum.

And still waiting on Myrmica Rubra to start their flights.

Hoping to join GAN for Ireland :)

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