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#1 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted September 11 2017 - 4:18 PM


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Hi, newbie from NY here. I just started getting interested in ant keeping a few months ago. I currently don't have a colony, but I am on the look out. I am 90% sure I missed all the nuptial flights for the year though. I think the only thing that might fly left is Tetramorium caespitum. I know I saw a bunch of them on Sept 5th, but I didn't have anything on me to catch them. My other pets are 2 snakes, a betta fish, a Vietnamese centipede and a dog. 

#2 Offline CNewton - Posted September 12 2017 - 12:11 AM


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Welcome! Yesterday, in WNY, we had a massive flight and if it's still warm in your area, watch the skys around 5pm. You can still easily catch loads of Lasius. In my area, it has been so cold and wet, catching any queens has been hit or miss. Yesterday, i filled 20 test tubes in 10 mins. You still have time!

#3 Offline Reevak - Posted September 12 2017 - 5:53 PM


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Hey, I'm also in NY and if you ever need any help feel free to message me (but I'm not on every day so my response time isn't great)

(also I'm selling queens if you are ever interested  ;) )

Current colonies with workers:

Prenolepis imparis (6)
Tetramorium immigrans (1)
Formica sp. (1)
With brood:
Myrmica spp. (1)
Recently taken out of hibernation:
Crematogaster sp. (2)
Brachymyrmex depilis (1)
Lasius neoniger (9)
Lasius flavus (8)


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