New Zealand 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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RedCifer
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New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 54049Post RedCifer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Don't know how many kiwi's we have here but nuptial flights are starting now, been spotting queens mating in the weekend and managed to catch a couple.
Happy hunting :)

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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 54057Post MadVampy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:55 pm

RedCifer wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Don't know how many kiwi's we have here but nuptial flights are starting now, been spotting queens mating in the weekend and managed to catch a couple.
Happy hunting :)
Awesome! Glad to hear they are flying and that you got some! Yes there are other users from "Down Under" that would be glad to hear this! Thanks for making the posting!
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NZAntFan
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 55004Post NZAntFan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:37 pm

Hey Redcifer

Nice to know there is at least one other Kiwi out there that's into Ants. I went out yesterday and caught 5 queens so i consider it a good start. Been a long time fan of Ants but only Just decided to give keeping them a go. Would love to chat to you about different Ants we have here and keen to do some queen swapping or purchasing - especially if you Have a Red big Headed Ant Queen.

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catnoodles
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 56227Post catnoodles
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 pm

I too live in New Zealand.

BarsheepTashooo
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 57002Post BarsheepTashooo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:50 pm

great to know that there are other new zealanders in the ACfamily

I have managed to catch 5 mated queens throughout the holidays!

unfortunateley though, nuptual season has recently ended :cry:

happy hunting next year though! and I hope that all your colonies live well and happy :D
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 59017Post KingRobeat
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 am

Hey this is quite an old thread but I thought I'd give it a shot. What time did you guys go out? :?:

WisdomPilgrim
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 62571Post WisdomPilgrim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 pm

Just getting into the hobby, and it's been hard to obtain information about nuptial flights in New Zealand. Where exactly did you go to find these queen ants in Auckland? I'm not sure where to go. Please help me!
Should I go to the Domain, One Tree Hill... Where should I go?

Will4274
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 65001Post Will4274
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:11 pm

I'm also just getting into the hobby here in NZ, just looking for some info on nuptial flights.

BTechDerek
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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 65102Post BTechDerek
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:26 pm

I have been trapping local ants and watching their progress over the winter season in Wellington city. Unfortunately, two of my nearby colonies seem to have disappeared, including one which I saw fighting with another in early spring.

I am hoping to see winged alates popping up to the surface for a naughty meal before nuptial flight season but haven't seen any yet.

The colony of which seems to have been the successor in the battle is starting to allow a large amount of workers to reach the surface, and a week ago, all starting moving bits of debre. I believe they may have moved their nest into an overhang of concrete in one of the terraces on our property. So excited to see the nuptial flights begin and I will post up if I see any alates.

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Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

Post: # 65307Post AfteMath
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:56 pm

Hi there,

I caught 2 x Queens, but not sure.

I'm new to this and need help.

Please help!

Files are too big.

My number is 0273121496, please message me.

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