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The Prenolepis imparis Thread


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#181 Offline Zen - Posted April 12 2018 - 7:19 AM

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For northern California, the weather has been in a bit crazy it gets warm then cold than sort of warm then rains then cold, that kind of idea, is there any chance of nuptial flights of P. Imparis. To me, this is crazier than normal, but that might just be me.



#182 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 12 2018 - 7:32 AM

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They already flew in Feb in the Bay Area

#183 Offline Zen - Posted April 12 2018 - 7:36 AM

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My question was a bit strange as I caught one back in early March, and it has been about a month since I've seen one I really am just wondering if anybody has seen them recently, with the strange weather.



#184 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 12 2018 - 9:58 AM

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They are pretty much done flying, the last day they flew was some time in March I think.

#185 Offline Wilbo62 - Posted April 12 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Hey chicago people, prenolepis is flying now! Just caught my first queen of the year and i can see plenty more beginning to swarm.


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#186 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 12 2018 - 3:40 PM

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There was a flight here in Chicago today and I caught nine queens!


Colonies:

 

Queens:

  • Camponotus caryaeJournal
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal
  • Formica subsericea
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x6 —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans x26  —  Journal

 

Other Animals:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

#187 Offline Wilbo62 - Posted April 12 2018 - 4:09 PM

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There was a flight here in Chicago today and I caught nine queens!

Nice! I ended up with eight, Ill be going out tomorrow as well.



#188 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 12 2018 - 4:41 PM

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Ill be going out tomorrow as well.

same here


Colonies:

 

Queens:

  • Camponotus caryaeJournal
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal
  • Formica subsericea
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x6 —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans x26  —  Journal

 

Other Animals:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

#189 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:03 AM

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Caught two yesterday, but it's going to be 10° F warmer today at around 80° F. Expecting a much bigger flight.



#190 Offline ColKurtz - Posted April 13 2018 - 1:28 PM

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Bergen county, New Jersey (northeast NJ). Just came back. Was out between 3:20 and 5 pm. They were flying, lots of males out, found 8 females. What a beautiful color ant.

#191 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:21 PM

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rain and snow here. AND GUESS WHAT WHEN LOOKING AT MY BACKYARD PRENOLEPIS IMPARIS COLONY I SAW A QUEEN THEIR AND WITH THE 4 SECOND LOOK I GOT I SAW NO WING (THIS I A WELL ESTABLISHED COLONY) ((sorry for caps lock too lazy to fix)) :sleep:


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#192 Offline Wilbo62 - Posted April 13 2018 - 7:41 PM

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I looked a little more today but it was raining so I didn't stay out very long. And unfortunately all I found was one dead queen  :(. On the bright side, I still have the ones from yesterday!

 

 

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#193 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted April 14 2018 - 6:48 AM

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Caught 6 yesterday


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#194 Offline CNewton - Posted April 21 2018 - 4:18 PM

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Finally it's hitting mid-60s here. Maybe I can see some flights in the next couple days.
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#195 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted April 22 2018 - 3:23 PM

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Found a colony swarming today upstate NY. Made a noob mistake and grabbed queens right off the nest. Went home and posted on a fb group about my catches, realized/had my mistake pointed out that my queens were probably all infertile, so I went back released them on their nest, but all the other ones that I had left were gone. Looked around for 2 hours and caught 1 queen about 100 meters off without her wings. So I got one good possibility rather than the 6 duds I probably had. Can't complain.






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