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Ontario Anting Thread


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#101 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 16 2018 - 7:42 AM

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I know that Formica obscuripes is polymorphic.


Edited by rbarreto, May 16 2018 - 7:42 AM.

Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis


#102 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 16 2018 - 11:33 AM

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I keep reading that people go out looking for Camponotus around 7 PM when its becoming dark outside, but here in Ontario its still light at that time. Should I be going out at 7 or at dusk?


Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis


#103 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 16 2018 - 1:24 PM

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I keep reading that people go out looking for Camponotus around 7 PM when its becoming dark outside, but here in Ontario its still light at that time. Should I be going out at 7 or at dusk?

I only start seeing them at around 9 and peak at 1030


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#104 Offline Lazarus - Posted May 20 2018 - 1:39 PM

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I was in Montreal Friday and Saturday and took a few walks there without any luck. With the overnight rains I was hoping that it would be a good day finding queens here in Ottawa but all we saw were foragers. My son says it's still too cold for queens in Ottawa but I was hoping for P. Imparis.

I should be in the NY Finger Lakes area next weekend (my other hobby flying rockets) and will do some scouting there.

 

PS: I've added a link in my signature to a Google spreadsheet where I keep track of our colonies. It's getting to the point where we are having a hard time counting (which is a good thing ;) ). 3 of our 4 C. Novae colonies have at least doubled in size since hibernation. A few of the menials are huge compared to the smaller workers. Hoping to get a good pic showing the size difference.


Edited by Lazarus, May 20 2018 - 2:54 PM.

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#105 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 21 2018 - 7:59 AM

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Camponotus looks like it'll fly very soon. Most likely on Friday or Saturday


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#106 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 22 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Here in ottawa its supposed to reach 28°C on Friday, hopefully that finally triggers some flights. Although I'm not sure if they would fly before a storm (huge rainstorm forecast on sat).

Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis


#107 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 22 2018 - 5:31 PM

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I have caught Solenopsis and Temnothorax flying directly during a storm.

#108 Offline Kojeware - Posted May 23 2018 - 6:01 PM

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so, I recently found a few Lasius neoniger workers, as well as a queen of either L. claviger, or L. Umbratus. I put them in the fridge for a while, then introduced them. As of right now, they appear to be grooming each other. Could this possibly workout, or is it doomed to fail?


Keeper of:

 

Aphaenogaster picea

Prenolepis imparis

Ponera pennsylvanica

Lasius umbratus

Solenposis molesta

 


#109 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 23 2018 - 6:54 PM

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Could possibly work out. However, it seems that trophallaxis is what really seals the deal.


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#110 Offline Penguin - Posted May 24 2018 - 3:17 PM

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Both Camponotus pennsylvanicus and Camponotus cf. novaeboracensis flew today and I saw 3 of both species' queens but only managed to catch 2 C. novaeboracensis as all the C. pennsylvanicus flew away and one C. novaeboracensis got into the grass and I lost it.


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#111 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 24 2018 - 3:33 PM

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Wait I thought they flew later in the day?


Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis


#112 Offline Penguin - Posted May 24 2018 - 3:36 PM

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I believe they can fly from late afternoon-late night/early morning


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

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#113 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 24 2018 - 3:38 PM

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*Runs outside*


Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis


#114 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 24 2018 - 3:47 PM

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They can, just smaller flights I believe

#115 Offline rbarreto - Posted May 24 2018 - 5:58 PM

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They are flying in Ottawa as well.


Founding:

1 Lasius claviger

2 Aphaenogaster picea

1 non-parasitic Lasius sp. (niger, neoniger, alienus or pallitarsis)

Lasius umbratus

1 Lasius cf. speculiventris 

2 Prenolepis imparis





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