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SF Bay Area Anters


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#1 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 9 2018 - 11:28 PM

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How many San Francisco Bay Area ant peeps do we have out there? What species do you guys have? How many queens do you have? Maybe we can put together a thread to record nuptial flight sightings.

Edit: I'm going to make a list of the good spots in the Bay Area to go looking for ants. Anyone can leave suggestions and I'll put them on the list.

The Peninsula:
-San Bruno Mountain, Daly City
-Edgewood Park, Redwood City
-Wunderlich Park, Woodside
-Jasper Ridge, Redwood City
-Purisima Trail, Woodside
-San Pedro Valley/Montarra Mountain, Pacifica
-Tennessee Valley Trails, Mill Valley
-Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley

East Bay:
-Mount Diablo, Walnut Creek
-Black Diamond Mines, Mount Diablo
-Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore

South Bay:
-Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
-Stevens Creek Park, Cupertino

Edited by Jadeninja9, April 30 2018 - 11:02 AM.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#2 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 11 2018 - 10:28 PM

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I got P. Imparis, C. Modoc, Novomessor Cockerelli, and Formica cf. Moki. P. Imparis already flew, but I'll be sure to post when camponotus start flying.

#3 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 12 2018 - 1:11 AM

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I got P. Imparis, C. Modoc, Novomessor Cockerelli, and Formica cf. Moki. P. Imparis already flew, but I'll be sure to post when camponotus start flying.

Wow nice. Did you catch all those? I know that you bought C. modoc but idk about the others. I heard that Dorymyrmex insanus is flying this month.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#4 Offline Derpy - Posted February 12 2018 - 11:55 AM

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I got P. Imparis, C. Modoc, Novomessor Cockerelli, and Formica cf. Moki. P. Imparis already flew, but I'll be sure to post when camponotus start flying.

Wow nice. Did you catch all those? I know that you bought C. modoc but idk about the others. I heard that Dorymyrmex insanus is flying this month.

He bought the Novomessor and Formica aswell, but he is not going to buy anymore.(He told me) He caught all the Prenolepis. P.S I have a Camponotus Leavigatus Colony and some Prenolepis queens.
- 1 Camponotus Leavigatus Colony - 25 workers
- 3 Camponotus Clarithorax Colonies
- 1 Camponotus Quercicola Colony
- 8 Prenolepis Imparis Queens
- 4 Solenopsis Molesta Colonies
- 1 Limeotopum Occidentale Colony
- 1 Crematogaster Colonies
- 5 Tetramorium Immigrans Colonies

#5 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 12 2018 - 3:27 PM

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I just saw two Prenolepis imparis males at my school today. I’m on the Peninsula. I honestly don’t know why they’re flying in 60 degree weather.

I got P. Imparis, C. Modoc, Novomessor Cockerelli, and Formica cf. Moki. P. Imparis already flew, but I'll be sure to post when camponotus start flying.

Wow nice. Did you catch all those? I know that you bought C. modoc but idk about the others. I heard that Dorymyrmex insanus is flying this month.
He bought the Novomessor and Formica aswell, but he is not going to buy anymore.(He told me) He caught all the Prenolepis. P.S I have a Camponotus Leavigatus Colony and some Prenolepis queens.
Nice

Edited by Jadeninja9, February 12 2018 - 3:28 PM.

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#6 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 14 2018 - 8:38 PM

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I heard from someone that Dorymyrmex might fly this month and march


Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#7 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 16 2018 - 11:30 AM

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Dorymyrmex I think might have already flown in first week of February, but I'm sure they can fly again. Same with pogonomyrmex subdentatus I think, but I haven't seen any reports on the FB page.

#8 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 16 2018 - 11:33 AM

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I know a good place for Camponotus, Mt. Diablo. I'll let u guys know when I plan to beg my parents to take me there, since I know a guy that likes ants and lives near there.

Apparently, the place he goes to at the base of Diablo is good for Camponotus Vicinus, some unknown mytmentoma Camponotus, and Camponotus Quercicolas.

#9 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 23 2018 - 2:29 PM

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I know a good place for Camponotus, Mt. Diablo. I'll let u guys know when I plan to beg my parents to take me there, since I know a guy that likes ants and lives near there.

Apparently, the place he goes to at the base of Diablo is good for Camponotus Vicinus, some unknown mytmentoma Camponotus, and Camponotus Quercicolas.

Oh nice. I think I might go there with my friends over spring break. Also I saw that on AntWeb there have been Myrmecocystus testaceous and mimicus found there.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 24 2018 - 10:16 AM

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I'm going probably next Friday to a place I know of in the evening to look for Camponotus. If vicinus flies near my house, I'll let everyone know.

#11 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 25 2018 - 10:41 AM

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Looks good for a Camponotus flight Thursday in the South Bay and maybe near Mt. Diablo

#12 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 28 2018 - 6:35 PM

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Camponotus are flying, us in the South Bay have caught quite a few. I would go out tonight and look on trees and... Dirt and stuff.

#13 Offline Derpy - Posted March 28 2018 - 7:14 PM

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Yup, I caught what I believe is a Camponotus Essigi Queen not to long ago.
- 1 Camponotus Leavigatus Colony - 25 workers
- 3 Camponotus Clarithorax Colonies
- 1 Camponotus Quercicola Colony
- 8 Prenolepis Imparis Queens
- 4 Solenopsis Molesta Colonies
- 1 Limeotopum Occidentale Colony
- 1 Crematogaster Colonies
- 5 Tetramorium Immigrans Colonies

#14 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 29 2018 - 10:32 PM

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I caught a Camponotus myrmentoma Queen this morning at around 10am at my school in San Mateo county. Sadly her gaster was crushed when I found her and she died when I got home.

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#15 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 30 2018 - 6:11 AM

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I got me five :3

#16 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 30 2018 - 11:57 AM

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I got me five :3

Jealous. I know the queen I caught was either hyatti or clarithorax. I'll make an ID post.


Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#17 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 31 2018 - 12:39 AM

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I know that quercicola are flying, Mt. Diablo has them

#18 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 31 2018 - 11:25 AM

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It would be cool if we could set up an anting outing


Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 


#19 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 31 2018 - 3:25 PM

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Yeah, I know a place where there are mytmentoma Camponotus, vicinus, and I think quercicola. When it warms up again, I'll let all u know where it is.

#20 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 31 2018 - 7:48 PM

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Ya boy just caught a Dorymyrmex bicolor queen. Actually I’m not even in the Bay Area right now I’m in Manteca which is in central California but I heard they are flying at Mount Diablo.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x4 Lasius alienus

x3 Tetramorium immigrans

x1 Nylanderia vividula

x1 Prenolepis imparis

 





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