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BlitzAnts
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Ants in Mexico

Post: # 33194Post BlitzAnts
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:44 pm

Hallo!

I live in Queretaro, Mexico

Of course its winter, but since I really can't find information about ant species on my area (also Mexico in general) I really need help to know more less the general time for nuptial flights for ant species here so I can catch an ant queen next year (hopefully a Tetramorium species, though I have seen on the little information that I could find on Queretaro that there are leaf-cutter ants)

I really would appreciate the help so I can get started on ant keeping

Thanks for the help!

-Future ant keeper
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

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Inquiry

Post: # 33200Post Phoenix
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:08 am

https://www.antweb.org/taxonomicPage.do?rank=genus&countryName=Mexico&images=true
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BlitzAnts
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 33205Post BlitzAnts
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:08 am
https://www.antweb.org/taxonomicPage.do?rank=genus&countryName=Mexico&images=true
Thanks, from there (and several hours of search) I found a collection with Temnothorax mmp. and Stenamma huachucanum which were seen near the city I reside.

The ones at the "Reserva de la Biosfera" cant be kept because that is too far from here, and the climate is surprisingly different from here (trust me, I looked out)

Now, finding those nuptial flight times may be hard but ill keep searching

Thanks!

P.D. I wonder if there are GAN farmers on Queretaro
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

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Re: Ants in Mexico

Post: # 33206Post Batspiderfish
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:18 pm

antmaps.org is also a good resource!
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Re: Ants in Mexico

Post: # 33221Post Idahoantguy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm

BlitzAnts wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Hallo!

I live in Queretaro, Mexico

Of course its winter, but since I really can't find information about ant species on my area (also Mexico in general) I really need help to know more less the general time for nuptial flights for ant species here so I can catch an ant queen next year (hopefully a Tetramorium species, though I have seen on the little information that I could find on Queretaro that there are leaf-cutter ants)

I really would appreciate the help so I can get started on ant keeping

Thanks for the help!

-Future ant keeper
Mikey did a video on this on the AntsCanada channel, it covered the months of flights for North America at least... he had a chart that I refer to all the time.
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

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