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#41 Offline Zen - Posted April 11 2018 - 7:45 AM

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I'm wondering if anyone in the bay area, preferably east bay, is selling queens. please let me know. 


I'm wondering if anyone in the bay area, preferably east bay, is selling queens. please let me know. 



#42 Offline Zen - Posted April 11 2018 - 7:48 AM

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Also wondering if anyone knows exactly when Pheidole Californica has nuptial flight, a friend has a large colony in his backyard and it would be great to catch some queens.



#43 Offline Civz - Posted April 11 2018 - 11:50 AM

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I’m in Santa Rosa and have available colonies if that’s of interest let me know
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#44 Offline Zen - Posted April 11 2018 - 12:12 PM

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Maybe I am a good distance away, around two hours, can you list what species you have to sell.



#45 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 11 2018 - 12:16 PM

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I'm wondering if anyone in the bay area, preferably east bay, is selling queens. please let me know. 
I'm wondering if anyone in the bay area, preferably east bay, is selling queens. please let me know.

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#46 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 21 2018 - 4:34 PM

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Camponotus is flying here near San Jose! I'll bet it's the same all over the bay. I'll be looking tonight, suggest anyone who wants them to do the same.

#47 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 21 2018 - 5:44 PM

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Oh yeah, I'm checking tonight as well. There's a park in Cupertino that's apparently great for birdwatching. I hope to catch some queens, though knowing my lack of luck/skill, I won't find any :(



#48 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 21 2018 - 9:54 PM

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Look on trees and on the ground, and you will be fine :).

Tonight wasn't great. Between me and two friends we caught one myrmentoma camponotus queen, clarithorax I believe, and a liometopum queen. Since I have the most queens, I didn't get any to keep, but that's alright :lol:.The coming days will have larger flights, so keep looking

#49 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 23 2018 - 9:40 PM

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Today was a complete fail. Not a single queen :(

#50 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 24 2018 - 7:57 AM

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It was for me too, exept I found 2 males

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x9 Prenolepis imparis

 

 


#51 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 24 2018 - 8:46 AM

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Dude atleast your finding stuff. I only have 11 queens in total. Only 3 different species.

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#52 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 28 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Waiting waiting waiting... Vicinus will fly sometimes this month. 83+ degree days seem to be key.

#53 Offline sericultivist - Posted April 29 2018 - 8:59 AM

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Out of everywhere in the Bay Area, the actual limits of San Francisco County are arguably the worst for anting, it's a cold 60 degrees here when it's 80+ everywhere else. If I want to see anything I have to drive at the very least 30 minutes outside of the city to get to an area where it's slightly warmer, which can be very difficult when you do not own a car. That being said, I can sometimes make it work, and if anyone wants to meet up and go anting together at some point just send me a message, it'd be cool to meet more people in the Bay Area who are interested in ants.



#54 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 29 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Out of everywhere in the Bay Area, the actual limits of San Francisco County are arguably the worst for anting, it's a cold 60 degrees here when it's 80+ everywhere else. If I want to see anything I have to drive at the very least 30 minutes outside of the city to get to an area where it's slightly warmer, which can be very difficult when you do not own a car. That being said, I can sometimes make it work, and if anyone wants to meet up and go anting together at some point just send me a message, it'd be cool to meet more people in the Bay Area who are interested in ants.

That would be awesome to have a big meetup. Edgewood Park, Wunderlich County Park, San Bruno Mountain, and other places would be a good spot. 


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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x9 Prenolepis imparis

 

 


#55 Offline Zen - Posted April 29 2018 - 1:00 PM

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Help with finding queens this anting season. Any suggestions on where and when to go out for anting.



#56 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted April 29 2018 - 1:04 PM

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Help with finding queens this anting season. Any suggestions on where and when to go out for anting.

Go out every time it's at least 70 degrees. It's especially important to go out the first time it has been hot since a rain. Good places to look are places with a lot of nature. I should make a list of the good spots.


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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x9 Prenolepis imparis

 

 


#57 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 29 2018 - 4:51 PM

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Help with finding queens this anting season. Any suggestions on where and when to go out for anting.

Go out every time it's at least 70 degrees. It's especially important to go out the first time it has been hot since a rain. Good places to look are places with a lot of nature. I should make a list of the good spots.

 

 

 

Please do.



#58 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 29 2018 - 7:28 PM

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I'll give away all my spots, except my Pogonomyrmex Myrmecocystus spot in the Santa Cruz mountains. Just dug up three Pogonomyrmex queens out of founding chambers! Next time Camponotus or veromessor andrei fly, we can organize something.

If we have an ant meet up I might say where it is, just don't want it to be overrun if you get what I'm saying. It's a really small spot, but it's a jackpot for honeypots and the occasional Pogonomyrmex.

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#59 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 29 2018 - 7:31 PM

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Some good spots are:
Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Stevens Creek Park, Cupertino

Edited by YsTheAnt, February 16 2019 - 4:35 PM.


#60 Offline nurbs - Posted April 29 2018 - 8:37 PM

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Waiting waiting waiting... Vicinus will fly sometimes this month. 83+ degree days seem to be key.

 

They'll fly in 74F days. It's the lows you need to look at, not necessarily the highs. Heat and humidity will do it, they don't need rain.


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