Phoenix Ant Meet up!

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Samoril217
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Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61651Post Samoril217
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 pm

Let me be the first one to write on this topic for this year, but I am new to ant keeping in Phoenix and would really like to catch a red harvester ant queen this year. I hope I did not miss the nuptial flight and could use some pointers on where would be my best location to search.
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fighter512
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Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Location: Buckeye, Az

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61669Post fighter512
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:04 am

Hey I live in Buckeye and after the recent rains that passed, and due to my work schedule... I caught my queens on my porch under the light or on my door and frame. This was the evening and morning after the storm. Make sure to have plenty of test tubes ready to catch them. I caught about 15 total. 3 were actually male alates and rest were queens of 2 different species. Before thatbi found another specie taking a walk down a lighted walking path in neighborhoods that have been developednover a few years or more where i thoughy colonies would be mature. Sure enough i did find one like 430 am walking. :) Take walks and get to know the species in your area and what habitats they typically reside in as well. Good luck!

Still would love to link with or get info from other ant keepers in phoenix too. Specie, care sheets? :) and welcome!
3 Brachymyrmex Patigonicus - founding (1 with cluster)
1 - pheidole sp. - founding
7 - Crematogaster Sp. - founding (2 with eggs)

7/27/19

Samoril217
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Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61684Post Samoril217
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:18 pm

So that first little bit of rain storm was enough to trigger the nuptial flights? I have been looking since the rain and I havent seen a single queen. I know where a couple of mature harvester ant colonies are and I have been visiting everyday. I have even been looking for queen ant claustral chambers as a sign that i missed the flights. I live near Tempe.
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Samoril217
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61695Post Samoril217
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:43 pm

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🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜 I love all harvester ants

Samoril217
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61696Post Samoril217
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:44 pm

Found this little beauty this morning, no clue on the identification though. Going to have to repost in the right forum for help identifying it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B3Da3hXvlc4SS4oFwGFck2C281W7BQP9/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-03kfZrz_tpl_Rr91q9riWcWR8R0QpCY/view?usp=drivesdk
🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜 I love all harvester ants

Samoril217
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61820Post Samoril217
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:27 pm

I believe we are about to have a nuptial flight soon, I believe that these are pogonomymrex, this picture was taken today

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-BNKHXR_8ffS3t2wzkpsXsbVa-RjztWJ/view?usp=drivesdk
🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜 I love all harvester ants

Samoril217
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 61852Post Samoril217
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:28 pm

Pogonomymrex flew this evening...caught 7 and ran out of test tubes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-DnyMcPA358yG4xgeIWGqME1CJdUDPN9/view?usp=drivesdk
🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜🌾🐜 I love all harvester ants

Queenzona
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:34 am
Location: USA

Re: Phoenix Ant Meet up!

Post: # 64167Post Queenzona
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 am

Just saying to the Arizona people im new to the forums and ant keeping hope to get to know u all


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