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Ontario Anting Thread


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#61 Offline Kojeware - Posted May 2 2018 - 5:02 AM

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I found a P. imparis nest with alates yesterday, hoping to stumble across one soon.

 

Do P. imparis queens form claustral cells, or do you need to catch 'em the day of their flight?

 

What else do you think they do? Have Scotty beam them up?  :lol:

 

On a more serious note, there was a MASSIVE flight in my area so I now have 8 queens in total, 2 with wings and one 3 queen and one 2 queen colony, wish me luck with them!  (y)

 

EDIT: I'm probably not going to catch anymore since I think 8 is enough  :P

 

 

 

My question was more along the lines of whether P. Imparis forms shallow claustral chambers (that could be dug up), or dig deep straight away.


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#62 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 2 2018 - 5:41 AM

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I found a P. imparis nest with alates yesterday, hoping to stumble across one soon.

 

Do P. imparis queens form claustral cells, or do you need to catch 'em the day of their flight?

 

What else do you think they do? Have Scotty beam them up?  :lol:

 

On a more serious note, there was a MASSIVE flight in my area so I now have 8 queens in total, 2 with wings and one 3 queen and one 2 queen colony, wish me luck with them!  (y)

 

EDIT: I'm probably not going to catch anymore since I think 8 is enough  :P

 

 

 

My question was more along the lines of whether P. Imparis forms shallow claustral chambers (that could be dug up), or dig deep straight away.

 

They can most likely be found under rocks for a day after the flight. However, since the nests are so deep to begin with, I wouldn't place my bets on it.


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#63 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 3 2018 - 10:45 AM

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Anyone know roughly when Camponotus flew here in Ontario last year?


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#64 Offline Lazarus - Posted May 3 2018 - 6:55 PM

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We caught our four Camponotus Noveaboracensis queens mid June last year. Amazed with the progression since taking them out of hibernation this year. One colony is already at 29 workers and we've barely begun the summer. Over 100 workers across those four colonies. And while there aren't any majors yet, some are easily twice the size of the nanitics.
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#65 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 3 2018 - 7:30 PM

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I caught mine late May-Early June


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#66 Offline Kojeware - Posted May 5 2018 - 10:29 AM

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to anyone still interested in Prenolepis:

I'm pretty sure that there will be a small flight going on today in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.


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#67 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 5 2018 - 5:29 PM

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Conditions today are good for camponotus flights. I wouldn't count on it, but it is a possibility.


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#68 Offline Penguin - Posted May 6 2018 - 2:37 PM

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Any luck? I was out of town for the weekend and didn't have the chance to catch anything (I didn't see anything anyway)


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#69 Offline Lazarus - Posted May 6 2018 - 4:16 PM

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No luck for me this weekend. But every time I went out I had my eyes looking at the ground. :(
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#70 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 6 2018 - 6:14 PM

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Guys sorry. I botched the measurements. Well, keep an eye out for a night above 20 degrees.


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#71 Offline ken14400 - Posted May 7 2018 - 6:49 AM

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someone should create a list of what kind of species exists in Canada so we know whether we can find the species in Canada or not, cause the ant spotting chart is for the entire NA and Canada don't seem to have most species that the US have 



#72 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:03 AM

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Here is already a list that I believe is relatively accurate: http://antmaps.org/?

 

Simply go to the link, press "Diversity View", then click on the province of Ontario. This will provide a list of all the species in Ontario (that they have on record).


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#73 Offline ken14400 - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:08 AM

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yeah but there's some species that are not natives that they don't show on there 



#74 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:11 AM

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Which species are you referring to?


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#75 Offline ken14400 - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:12 AM

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for example myrmica rubra



#76 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:26 AM

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I guess that is true, They also do not list Tetramorium immigrans.

 

Upon further inspection, the list it only pertains to native species.


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#77 Offline ken14400 - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:30 AM

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I guess that is true, They also do not list Tetramorium immigrans.

 

Upon further inspection, the list it only pertains to native species.

exactly my point so i feel like if we wrote everything that actually exist in ontario here it would be nicer for most of us..



#78 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:42 AM

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Monomorium pharaonis and Wasmannia auropunctata  are other ones we could add, although these are only indoor introduced.


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#79 Offline ken14400 - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:44 AM

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i really want a stigmatomma queen



#80 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 7 2018 - 7:55 AM

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Myrmica rubra shows on "species range". We can find the introduced species specifically.


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