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#21 Offline AntsInMyEyesJohnson - Posted March 31 2018 - 9:59 PM

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did Novomessor Cockerelli already fly? I really want to find one of those  :o 

not sure if they are around the bay area though, seems like they might be in warmer places like socal



#22 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted March 31 2018 - 10:32 PM

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did Novomessor Cockerelli already fly? I really want to find one of those :o

not sure if they are around the bay area though, seems like they might be in warmer places like socal

Yeah, there’s no Novamessor in the bay lol.

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#23 Offline AntsInMyEyesJohnson - Posted March 31 2018 - 11:56 PM

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in that case....anyone selling Novomessor Cockerelli in the bay area? :P

also are 
pogonomyrmex barbatus found around here? They seem like they might be fun too....basically just looking for a very large, active, diurnal harvester ant that doesnt hibernate.


Edited by AntsInMyEyesJohnson, April 1 2018 - 12:41 AM.


#24 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 1 2018 - 6:28 AM

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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.

I live nowhere near Mt. Diablo or Hollister, both are where they live :(. Parents already drove me to Mt. Diablo Friday so can't catch any. If you catch a lot, I'll trade you myrmentoma Camponotus queens, that aren't hyatti. Oh and by the way, I caught a hyatti queen!!!!

#25 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 1 2018 - 6:29 AM

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in that case....anyone selling Novomessor Cockerelli in the bay area? :P

also are
pogonomyrmex barbatus found around here? They seem like they might be fun too....basically just looking for a very large, active, diurnal harvester ant that doesnt hibernate.

All harvester ants around here will hibernate, you will have to go to southern California to get some that don't unfortunately. We do have Pogonomyrmex subdentatus, in Hollister and Black Diamond Mines park

#26 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 1 2018 - 10:35 AM

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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.

I live nowhere near Mt. Diablo or Hollister, both are where they live :(. Parents already drove me to Mt. Diablo Friday so can't catch any. If you catch a lot, I'll trade you myrmentoma Camponotus queens, that aren't hyatti. Oh and by the way, I caught a hyatti queen!!!!
Lol I only caught 1

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#27 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 1 2018 - 12:03 PM

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Was it hyatti? I got around 5 other dark colored queens, bot sure what they are, but they are myrmentoma Camponotus, one hyatti, and one that looks like hyatti but with a darker head.

#28 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 2 2018 - 8:01 AM

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Was it hyatti? I got around 5 other dark colored queens, bot sure what they are, but they are myrmentoma Camponotus, one hyatti, and one that looks like hyatti but with a darker head.

The one I caught was most likely clarithorax

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#29 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 8 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Wow, u guys are beasts. I'm probably just going to try go somewhere near my home blacklighting.

anyone know a good location for that?

I'm thinking of foothills or somewhere near fremont rn


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#30 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 8 2018 - 2:28 PM

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Fremont is good for anting, open spaces. Camponotus are probably flying Monday. PM me if u want to know exactly where, south Bay

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#31 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 8 2018 - 7:59 PM

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There’s going to be a heatwave tomorrow. Maybe I’ll go out for a hike. Idk if I really feel like it though lol.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#32 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 8 2018 - 8:25 PM

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What are the chances of letting the ants come to me if I walk around with a blacklight?



#33 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 8 2018 - 10:33 PM

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What are the chances of letting the ants come to me if I walk around with a blacklight?


I don’t know but you’ll probably find more by just sitting in one spot with a black light against a white sheet

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#34 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 9 2018 - 8:12 PM

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Did anyone find anything today?


Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#35 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 9 2018 - 8:26 PM

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I saw them swarming in Cupertino



#36 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 10 2018 - 12:01 AM

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I saw them swarming in Cupertino

Do you know what species?


Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x3 Camponotus vicinus

x6 Prenolepis imparis

x1 Solenopsis sp.

x1 Pheidole sp.


#37 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 10 2018 - 8:45 AM

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Nothing here in Cupertino other than one clarithorax Queen last night. Same thing on mt. Diablo according to a friend.

#38 Offline Zen - Posted April 10 2018 - 11:10 AM

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I've gotten a P. Imparis queen recently but that is it so far, recently had her first eggs



#39 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 10 2018 - 4:01 PM

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I saw them swarming in Cupertino

Do you know what species?

 

 

Camponotus, dk exact species



#40 Offline Civz - Posted April 10 2018 - 11:19 PM

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Termites flew like 3 days ago, ants usualy fly about the same time.. i ran a blacklight but didn't see any ants.  thur-sat it is suppose to get sunny again so probably a good time to look.  Ill post if i see anything of interest, good luck everyone =)






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