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Southern California Anting


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#1561 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 14 2019 - 1:30 PM

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Curious about this Camponotus. The only species that flies this late in the season are fragilis, and AFAIK there are no fragilis in that area. Could be wrong.

 
I don't think they're fragilis. Here are two quick shots.

That looks exactly like the C. semitestaceus I found out there before. Too bad I already have a million of these. :lol:


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#1562 Offline Theantguy14 - Posted July 14 2019 - 4:34 PM

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Anyone have some spot reccomendations along highway 74? This will be my first time going there.
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Loads of founding queens of camponotus spp., Veromessor pergandei, D. Bicolor, and a couple other species.

Proud owner of a 30 worker C. Fragilis colony, a 90 worker F. Francoeuri colony, 2 Siberian huskies, 3 cats, 2 fire belly toads, 1 western toad, 1 western fence lizard, 1 A. Seemanni tarantula, and a variety of feeders and a couple random inverts.

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#1563 Offline Zeiss - Posted July 14 2019 - 4:35 PM

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Anyone have some spot reccomendations along highway 74? This will be my first time going there.

Most of the rain hit along the Taylor area, so just pull off the highway and look when you feel like it.



#1564 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 14 2019 - 10:34 PM

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Anyone have some spot reccomendations along highway 74? This will be my first time going there.

 

I saw the most queens right around Carrizo Rd.

 

There were tons of Pogonomyrmex rugosus queens running around. I dug up a few Myrmecocystus queens, probably mimicus. I also dug up a strangely colored Pogonomyrmex californicus queen. It is a very Orangish red, with a darker gaster. At the higher elevation side of the area that got rain, near Scenic Drive, I found a Pogonomyrmex subnitidus queen.

 

Digging up the P. californicus queen was really strange because I have never even seen a P. californicus colony anywhere around that area.



#1565 Offline AntsCalifornia - Posted July 15 2019 - 12:31 PM

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When looking for Pogonomyrmex, what time of the day do they usually forage? Anyone know?



#1566 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 15 2019 - 12:40 PM

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When looking for pogos, what time of the day do they usually forage? Anyone know?

 

The queens forage in the evening and at night.



#1567 Offline AntsCalifornia - Posted July 15 2019 - 2:11 PM

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Thanks

 

I think I might try to find some of those queens nurbs was talking about. When you say off highway 39, though, is there a specific place? 


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#1568 Offline ANTMOON - Posted Yesterday, 7:10 AM

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Anyone have some spot reccomendations along highway 74? This will be my first time going there.

 

I saw the most queens right around Carrizo Rd.

 

There were tons of Pogonomyrmex rugosus queens running around. I dug up a few Myrmecocystus queens, probably mimicus. I also dug up a strangely colored Pogonomyrmex californicus queen. It is a very Orangish red, with a darker gaster. At the higher elevation side of the area that got rain, near Scenic Drive, I found a Pogonomyrmex subnitidus queen.

 

Digging up the P. californicus queen was really strange because I have never even seen a P. californicus colony anywhere around that area.

 

How do you safely dig up a queens foundry?



#1569 Offline NickAnter - Posted Yesterday, 7:56 AM

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You use a shovel. Drew has videos of him doing it. Just look up: digging up veromessor pergandei queens, on youtube.
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Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

                                                                                "Leadership is the art is getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -                                                                                   Dwight  D. Eisenhower

                        

 

Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(2 tubes  with five in one and two in the other.  )

---Monomorium cf. minimum(1 queen) Pheidole navigans(9 separate queens) Hypoponera sp. (1 queen)  Nylanderia vividula(1)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.


#1570 Offline miwu - Posted Yesterday, 10:23 PM

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Anyone have some spot reccomendations along highway 74? This will be my first time going there.


I saw the most queens right around Carrizo Rd.

There were tons of Pogonomyrmex rugosus queens running around. I dug up a few Myrmecocystus queens, probably mimicus. I also dug up a strangely colored Pogonomyrmex californicus queen. It is a very Orangish red, with a darker gaster. At the higher elevation side of the area that got rain, near Scenic Drive, I found a Pogonomyrmex subnitidus queen.

Digging up the P. californicus queen was really strange because I have never even seen a P. californicus colony anywhere around that area.

I was there that night again. Found a bunch of holes that you dug up lol. I only found Pogonomyrmex rugosus on Carrizo Rd. but found some Myrmecocystus mimicus further South. I also found three more Camponotus semitestaceus and one Crematogaster queens, all wandering around.




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