I've been absent from the ant-keeping community for some time now, and I'm hoping to get back into things here. I've been raising two colonies of my own, a Tetramorium colony, and a Camponotus colony. So far so good.
Anyway, this video is a YEAR OLD ... that's how bad I've been at doing ant-related things online. I was visiting Mount St. Helens, Washington (you know, the one that blew up in 1980) and as I was being a tourist, I stumbled into a massive nuptial flight / lek of Formica sp. I haven't identified the species yet, but there were TONS of them! Maybe someone here can help me figure out what they are? There was also a tiny species of ant also flying and you may see a few of those little ones in the video. This flight occurred in the end of July, so anyone near the St. Helens area be on the look out this time of year! It's coming up!
Here's the footage that I compiled from that day:
I've got more videos that I've accumulated over the past year, and I'll be working on those ones when I have time. I've got footage of Pogonomyrmex, Pheidole, and others stored up in my hard drive somewhere.
Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoyed watching those Formica do their thing.
Edited by WeatherAnt, July 15 2017 - 2:56 PM.