It's ~ 8:00 PM in Spanish Wells, Bahamas when I find a Paratrechina longicornis (Black Crazy Ant) colony budding in the yard last night.(7/15/17) Was quite confused at first since I thought they were having a flight, and that was when I realized they did not fly; They bud. I believe the part of the video where there was that huge mass of workers (1:05) was the nest that was budding/splitting.
This article cleared up what was going on for me: http://www.cabi.org/...datasheet/44709
During this, Brachymyrmex obscurior were teasing to fly, but the few alates that surfaced went back into their nests after some time. The workers around the nests were super active though, and there were lots of them.
I still have a question however: Why were males being sent to the new colonies?
Edited by Nathant2131, July 19 2017 - 10:38 AM.