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Ontario Anting Thread


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#1 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 19 2018 - 6:45 PM

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You guys requested one of these, so here it is.

 

On a side note Prenolepis imparis should fly around Toronto on the 27th and 23rd

 

Prenolepis imparis should fly on the 27th in Ottawa


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#2 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 20 2018 - 4:25 AM

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Why specifically the 27th? Forecast shows 14C with 70% chance of rain. I thought they would have preferred to fly when its 19C and sunny on the 24th. 


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#3 Offline Lazarus - Posted April 20 2018 - 4:35 AM

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I'll keep my eye out regardless. I may be in Montreal the 28-29th so I'll keep an eye out there as well.

 

Thanks for the tip!


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#4 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 20 2018 - 4:58 AM

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Why specifically the 27th? Forecast shows 14C with 70% chance of rain. I thought they would have preferred to fly when its 19C and sunny on the 24th. 

My forecast shows the other way around in Ottawa. 



#5 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 20 2018 - 5:00 AM

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Why specifically the 27th? Forecast shows 14C with 70% chance of rain. I thought they would have preferred to fly when its 19C and sunny on the 24th. 

My forecast shows the other way around in Ottawa. 

 

That's odd, I'm looking at the weather network website.

 

https://www.theweath.../ontario/ottawa


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#6 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 20 2018 - 6:49 AM

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You guys requested one of these, so here it is.

 

On a side note Prenolepis imparis should fly around Toronto on the 27th and 23rd

 

Prenolepis imparis should fly on the 27th in Ottawa

oh dang it actually got made XD



#7 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 20 2018 - 8:01 AM

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This website says that Prenolepis imparis are only widespread up to Toronto:

 

https://insectsofsou.../category/ants/

 

Hopefully that doesn't mean they aren't present here in Ottawa. Also I believe I read that they inhabit mostly Hardwood forests. That would be Ideal for me as my work is surrounded by it.


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#8 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 20 2018 - 8:06 AM

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This website says that Prenolepis imparis are only widespread up to Toronto:

 

https://insectsofsou.../category/ants/

 

Hopefully that doesn't mean they aren't present here in Ottawa. Also I believe I read that they inhabit mostly Hardwood forests. That would be Ideal for me as my work is surrounded by it.

I'm surrounded by nothing but buildings so hopefully ill be able to find some/ a lot coz always wanted my own prenolepsis colony



#9 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 20 2018 - 8:32 AM

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This website says that Prenolepis imparis are only widespread up to Toronto:

 

https://insectsofsou.../category/ants/

 

Hopefully that doesn't mean they aren't present here in Ottawa. Also I believe I read that they inhabit mostly Hardwood forests. That would be Ideal for me as my work is surrounded by it.

I'm surrounded by nothing but buildings so hopefully ill be able to find some/ a lot coz always wanted my own prenolepsis colony

 

Don't take that last part as true, I barely remember that so there is a very high chance that I'm wrong.


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#10 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 20 2018 - 2:42 PM

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Never heard of that. I've always seen tons of colonies here so I assumed that they would still be common even a bit up north. There are reports in Kingston and near Burlington, Vermont so I would assume they exist there. But seeing how they aren't listed in Quebec you may be correct.



#11 Offline Penguin - Posted April 20 2018 - 4:07 PM

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Well I'm really hoping they do fly as I've been waiting for all the snow/ice to melt and it's really had me excited for nuptial season, Camponotus will hopefully fly sometime in April but if not at least early May.


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

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#12 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 20 2018 - 6:07 PM

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Well I'm really hoping they do fly as I've been waiting for all the snow/ice to melt and it's really had me excited for nuptial season, Camponotus will hopefully fly sometime in April but if not at least early May.

Impossible. Last 2 years they flew late May and June and those were warmer than this year.



#13 Offline Penguin - Posted April 20 2018 - 6:17 PM

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Forgive me for that, I just joined the hobby in mid July so I'm not really familiar with the schedules for earlier flying nuptials, I hope to get some Camponotus regardless of when they fly. Thanks for the info regardless  :)


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

:hi:


#14 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 22 2018 - 12:43 PM

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There's a small chance that P imparis may be flying in some areas of Toronto today.

 

Many workers of other species are becoming active as well.

 

On a side note, I found a Myrmica sp and a Formica sp queen today.


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#15 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 22 2018 - 12:53 PM

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Nice find!

 

The Formica and Camponotus colonies in my backyard are active.


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#16 Offline Penguin - Posted April 22 2018 - 1:01 PM

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Yep, the Formica in my yard is active as well I didn't really see anything else because I wasn't really paying attention to the ground since I was biking.


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

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#17 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 22 2018 - 2:02 PM

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i found absolutely nothing in Mississauga for like an hour of searching XD



#18 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 22 2018 - 3:02 PM

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i found absolutely nothing in Mississauga for like an hour of searching XD

Where were you looking?


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#19 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 22 2018 - 6:07 PM

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i found absolutely nothing in Mississauga for like an hour of searching XD

Where were you looking?

 

prenolepsis imparis



#20 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 22 2018 - 6:42 PM

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i found absolutely nothing in Mississauga for like an hour of searching XD

Where were you looking?

 

prenolepsis imparis

I mean was the area you were searching like? You mentioned you were surrounded by buildings, that may impact the kinds of species you can find.


Edited by rbarreto, April 22 2018 - 6:45 PM.

My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 





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