Minnesota nuptial flights

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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ijayp9814
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 59376Post ijayp9814
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Update: I just caught a camponotus noveboracensis queen!!!

ijayp9814
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 60062Post ijayp9814
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:13 pm

I've caught a couple more novaeborecencus over the last couple days! Seems their nuptial flight is in full effect (perhaps a bit delayed this year due to the colder weather).

I'm hoping to catch a pennsylvaniacus as well and perhaps a tetramorium immigrans. I doubt I could keep more then 2 colonies at the moment but I have no GAN farmers in my area and just having the experience of catching different species under my belt as a new ant keeper would be rewarding enough!

AntGalMN
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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 67704Post AntGalMN
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:24 pm

When do you all think we will see some flights around here? We are currently having a very warm winter, but I don't know if we will see and flights until late March.

Kristin
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 70668Post Kristin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:52 am

Anyone having luck yet this year? I caught 2 Camponotus last week.

QJH2023
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Re: Minnesota nuptial flights

Post: # 70713Post QJH2023
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:28 pm

camponotus penn. flying now 3 found so far west central Minnesota
keeper of: 41xCamponotus novaeboracensis, Crematogaster spp. and unidentified species and tapinoma sessile

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