Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
* * * * * 2 votes

Ontario Anting Thread


254 replies to this topic

#221 Offline Cichlid - Posted April 22 2019 - 12:36 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Opening day here in ontario

http://www.formicult...-april-22-2019/

Caught 7 of these girls today.


  • rbarreto likes this

#222 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 22 2019 - 4:08 PM

Manitobant

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 182 posts
  • LocationWinnipeg, Canada
The formica ants are coming to the surface to warm up! This makes it easy to catch the queens. I caught 2 subsericea today!
  • rbarreto likes this

#223 Offline Cichlid - Posted April 26 2019 - 5:34 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Bah cold and rainy all week and weekend ... now snow great! I want a Camponotus so bad but they won't fly with weather like this!



#224 Offline rbarreto - Posted April 26 2019 - 8:34 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
They won't fly until the end of May anyways.

Edited by rbarreto, April 26 2019 - 8:35 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)

 


#225 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 27 2019 - 4:38 AM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 657 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA

The formica ants are coming to the surface to warm up! This makes it easy to catch the queens. I caught 2 subsericea today!


The Tarheel Ants blog talks about a five year old colony of these that have never been hibernated. He claims they don’t need it to do well. Then again, he’s way further south. It may be worth looking into.

Edited by ANTdrew, April 27 2019 - 4:39 AM.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#226 Offline Penguin - Posted May 5 2019 - 8:55 AM

Penguin

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 147 posts
  • LocationToronto, ON

P. imparis flight in my backyard, you may want to get out today if you want to catch some.

Second nuptial flight I have ever seen in person from the nest

5vDUSrv.jpg


  • Lazarus and rbarreto like this

I'm here to learn, mostly. 

:hi:


#227 Offline Cichlid - Posted May 5 2019 - 3:25 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

bummer i was out at 3:40-7:30 and never saw one!

ps do you think camponotos will fly tonight? i really don't want to miss it.

 

I only ask because i peeled back a piece of bark on a dead log and a whole pile of elates came pouring out.



#228 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 5 2019 - 3:56 PM

Canadian anter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,147 posts
  • LocationToronto,Canada
Caught 60 Prenolepis today
  • rbarreto likes this

#229 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 5 2019 - 4:22 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Caught 60 Prenolepis today


Why so few?
  • Lazarus and Ant_Dude2908 like this

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)

 


#230 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 5 2019 - 5:22 PM

Ant_Dude2908

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,898 posts
  • LocationNashville, Tennessee

Caught 60 Prenolepis today

Why so few?

:lol:

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#231 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 5 2019 - 7:19 PM

Canadian anter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,147 posts
  • LocationToronto,Canada

Caught 60 Prenolepis today

Why so few?
Was outside for 2 and a half hours just bending down. Back got tired. Also bad practice if I ever end up in jail

Edited by Canadian anter, May 5 2019 - 7:20 PM.

  • rbarreto likes this

#232 Offline Lazarus - Posted May 6 2019 - 2:36 PM

Lazarus

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 147 posts
  • LocationOttawa, ON, Canada

Caught 60 Prenolepis today

Yeah, but were any Queens? ;)

 

Took my first long walk of the season yesterday just to see what kind of ants we're scampering around (and with a just glimmer hope to find a P. Imparis. No go.).


  • Canadian anter likes this
Dario(5) Camponotus Novaeboracencis {4xYear 3, 1x Year 2} (5) Formica spp {6x Year 2}<p>My online ant spreadsheet

#233 Offline Cichlid - Posted May 16 2019 - 1:39 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

think camponotus will fly this week/weekend?



#234 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 16 2019 - 8:03 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
Seems a little early and it's not quite warm enough.

EDIT:Nevermind it's going to be pretty warm on Sunday.

Edited by rbarreto, May 17 2019 - 8:25 AM.

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)

 


#235 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 19 2019 - 1:39 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
Not 100% Sure if they will fly today but I just saw a pennsylvanicus alate out of the nest!

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)

 


#236 Offline Cichlid - Posted May 19 2019 - 3:14 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

i was also just out 4:30pm and say 4 big nest with lots of activity in the forest. 1 nest was moveing about 40ft away in a big congo line and i saw lots of alates. idk if they will fly ether but I'm excited to look. onfortunatly its raining now so idk if they will fly after a rain. any ideas?



#237 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 19 2019 - 4:22 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
If its warm tomorrow night they will fly. If not, expect them next week.

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)

 


#238 Offline Cichlid - Posted May 24 2019 - 10:56 AM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

still nothing maybe this Saturday night...high of 24



#239 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 29 2019 - 1:05 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
This weather sucks....
  • Lazarus and Nare like this

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)

 


#240 Offline Cichlid - Posted May 31 2019 - 2:54 PM

Cichlid

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

I KNOW RIGHT!


  • rbarreto likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users