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#421 Online EthanNgo678 - Posted February 15 2019 - 8:43 PM

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I didn't dig up anything, there just queens.



#422 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 15 2019 - 8:46 PM

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I made a mistake, my apologies.

Edited by YsTheAnt, February 16 2019 - 9:36 PM.


#423 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 16 2019 - 9:36 AM

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Ant-keepers aren't the only people who dig stuff up. Small children might go around digging up ant nests to see what they can do. Hopefully, the larger colonies are able to recover from this. Some other places are also campgrounds, and dug up spots may just be from covering up campfires or waste.



#424 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 16 2019 - 9:37 AM

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I apologize if I made anyone think they are doing something wrong, as it was the accuser who was responsible for the destruction.

Edited by YsTheAnt, February 16 2019 - 9:34 PM.


#425 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 16 2019 - 12:30 PM

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Edited by Jadeninja9, February 17 2019 - 12:07 AM.

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x1 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 


#426 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 16 2019 - 6:37 PM

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Are you guys excited for P. imparis flights? Can’t wait until warm temps in March; I intend to catch C. quercicola and some other species.
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#427 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 16 2019 - 10:03 PM

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The temperature still isn't looking good for the next few weeks though. According to wunderground, it's not going to rise above 65F at least until February is over. This is the weather from this year compared to 2018


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#428 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 16 2019 - 10:05 PM

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Once it does rise, Prenolepis, Camponotus, Testaceus, and more might fly together. That would be amazing.

#429 Offline xXApexFuzeXx - Posted February 16 2019 - 10:06 PM

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I think March is best bet and if it gets to then we should expect tons of species flying together! Find areas with biodiversity for best chances at variety of queens!

#430 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 16 2019 - 10:07 PM

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Once it does rise, Prenolepis, Camponotus, Testaceus, and more might fly together. That would be amazing.

 

I still haven't figured out how the heck you guys find camponotus locally  :facepalm:



#431 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 17 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Once it does rise, Prenolepis, Camponotus, Testaceus, and more might fly together. That would be amazing.


I still haven't figured out how the heck you guys find camponotus locally :facepalm:

If you want, I could tell you where I get mine and you could come get some with @Rstheant and I.

#432 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 17 2019 - 8:39 AM

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Once it does rise, Prenolepis, Camponotus, Testaceus, and more might fly together. That would be amazing.


I still haven't figured out how the heck you guys find camponotus locally :facepalm:

If you want, I could tell you where I get mine and you could come get some with @Rstheant and I.

 

 

If we could, that would be awesome!

 

 

Also, I'm not sure if this applies to NorCal as well, but the rain patterns are supposed to last until June, according to another member here.


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#433 Offline Antking123 - Posted February 18 2019 - 12:01 PM

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Once it does rise, Prenolepis, Camponotus, Testaceus, and more might fly together. That would be amazing.


I still haven't figured out how the heck you guys find camponotus locally :facepalm:

If you want, I could tell you where I get mine and you could come get some with @Rstheant and I.

 

 

If we could, that would be awesome!

 

 

Also, I'm not sure if this applies to NorCal as well, but the rain patterns are supposed to last until June, according to another member here.

 

 

Camponotus are everywhere just good fricken luck trying to get at them cause the species here nest in solid rock and hard clay. Cause we kind of live in a desert.



#434 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 18 2019 - 12:05 PM

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They aren't hard to catch, during flights they are everywhere.

#435 Offline Antking123 - Posted February 18 2019 - 12:06 PM

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I still got my unmated Camponotus queens and males from several months ago too bad I can't forcefully mate them like Prenolepis Imparis. Prenolepis Imparis males are also relentless to mate so if you find a queen that hasn't mated yet just get male and five minutes later your done.  



#436 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 20 2019 - 6:36 PM

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I got a free tour of California academy of science entomology collection today because a few months ago I sold some ant colonies to the guy that does imaging for ant web lol

Keeper of:

x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x1 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 


#437 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 20 2019 - 9:30 PM

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It's supposed to go into the high sixties the Thursday after the next. Around Santa Clara County, it should have a high of around 67-69F. I'm not sure if this is enough to spark a good flight, but they've been waiting for a while now so chances are pretty good!






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