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Milwaukee Nuptial Flight Right Now!


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#1 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 10 2019 - 2:19 PM

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If you live in Wisconsin, go outside. I'll explain later.


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi


#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 10 2019 - 5:32 PM

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What did you find?

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#3 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted September 10 2019 - 5:43 PM

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Pretty much everything flew here that would've in August since it's been so cold. I was outside for ~4 hours catching a lot.


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#4 Online DDD101DDD - Posted September 10 2019 - 5:46 PM

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#5 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 10 2019 - 6:29 PM

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Pretty much everything flew here that would've in August since it's been so cold. I was outside for ~4 hours catching a lot.

Same. Caught 20 queens.


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi


#6 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted September 10 2019 - 7:58 PM

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Some Lasius brevicornis from the flights today.


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#7 Offline Pumpkin_Loves_Ants - Posted September 11 2019 - 4:55 AM

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I didn’t see this post but since it was so humid I went out anyways. I brought a couple tubes but after around 20 minutes I filled them up and some even had to share tubes temporarily. It got so out of hand that I wouldn’t even have to look for queens because they would either walk right in front of me, land on me or land in my baby pool that had filled up from the rain.

If anybody wants to trade any queens let me know because I am stocked up on all sorts of lasius and unidentified queens. I had to cap myself out at 20 queens and will probably release some.
Hey there. Uhm... I guess a lot of people put what colonies they own here so let's just follow the herd I guess. 

 

 

Ants I keep:

 

Lasius Neoniger (Around 23ish workers)

Tetramorium Immigran (8 Workers)

Myrmica Queen (Not 100% on species)

Formica Subsericea (No workers)

 

I guess people also have a random quote so here's mine
 
Don't be dumb - Me

#8 Offline Pumpkin_Loves_Ants - Posted September 11 2019 - 6:54 AM

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Forgot to mention the colonies that didn’t have a flight yesterday for some strange reason will probably also continue today since once again it is still very warm and still quite humid. So if you want even more be go looking today as well. They might not be as abundant as yesterday but you will definitely still find some!

Edit: Yeah I can see some queens flying outside of my school windows. They are taunting me! I saw on on the roof and some flying around so hopefully some flights are still happening when I get home.

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Hey there. Uhm... I guess a lot of people put what colonies they own here so let's just follow the herd I guess. 

 

 

Ants I keep:

 

Lasius Neoniger (Around 23ish workers)

Tetramorium Immigran (8 Workers)

Myrmica Queen (Not 100% on species)

Formica Subsericea (No workers)

 

I guess people also have a random quote so here's mine
 
Don't be dumb - Me

#9 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 11 2019 - 1:14 PM

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I didn’t see this post but since it was so humid I went out anyways. I brought a couple tubes but after around 20 minutes I filled them up and some even had to share tubes temporarily. It got so out of hand that I wouldn’t even have to look for queens because they would either walk right in front of me, land on me or land in my baby pool that had filled up from the rain.

If anybody wants to trade any queens let me know because I am stocked up on all sorts of lasius and unidentified queens. I had to cap myself out at 20 queens and will probably release some.

Can you describe or post pictures of some of those queens? I might be able to identify them. And if you caught an Aphaenogaster I would trade you as many C. cerasi queens as you wanted. The really tiny brownish ones are BrachymyrmexCrematogaster has a wide gaster and an almost Camponotus-like horseshoe shaped head, but otherwise looks similar to a pavement ant queen. Aphaenogaster would look a bit like a big fat Myrmica queen. Myrmecina kind of looks like Tetramorium on steroids.


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi


#10 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 11 2019 - 4:57 PM

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Forgot to mention the colonies that didn’t have a flight yesterday for some strange reason will probably also continue today since once again it is still very warm and still quite humid. So if you want even more be go looking today as well. They might not be as abundant as yesterday but you will definitely still find some!

Edit: Yeah I can see some queens flying outside of my school windows. They are taunting me! I saw on on the roof and some flying around so hopefully some flights are still happening when I get home.


I told you you’d find fall flying queens!

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25





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