Ant queen collecting

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

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KristijanVelja
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Ant queen collecting

Post: # 78413Post KristijanVelja
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:17 pm

Hey! I have a question, what time of day should I go searching for ant queens?
for the last month I've been searching for 1 to 2 hours a day for ant queens at different times of the day and never found one, must I wake up early in the morning, or go on an expedition at night?

Nanatzunun
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Re: Ant queen collecting

Post: # 78581Post Nanatzunun
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:07 pm

The best times for me were early in the morning. Just after sunrise

KristijanVelja
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Re: Ant queen collecting

Post: # 78660Post KristijanVelja
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:04 pm

Thanks for the reply, I tried this and found a queen this morning! However I also tried looking for queens just when the sun sets near lamp posts and found 3 queens in one spot, all fertilized, it was raining that day so I'm guessing that also had something to do with me finding those 3 queens.

Nanatzunun
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Re: Ant queen collecting

Post: # 78679Post Nanatzunun
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:17 pm

Ooh, I'll have to try that.

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