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Ontario Anting Thread


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#121 Offline tetriminoss - Posted June 9 2018 - 11:53 AM

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Hey Guys,

 

I want to begin ant keeping and wondering what's flying right now?

 

I live in Mississauga ontario Canada if that helps.

 

Oh, if you don't mind can you also tell me the right time to look for them?

 

If you need some geography information.

 

We have a close pond park in our house. A soccer/football field. and lots of greeneries on side walk.

 

Thanks!



#122 Offline ken14400 - Posted June 9 2018 - 11:58 AM

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think i saw a tetramorium/ lasius flight in my area not sure tho 



#123 Offline rbarreto - Posted June 9 2018 - 5:19 PM

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I really wish I could find anything other than C. pennsylvannicus lol. There are way to many of them.

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)

 


#124 Offline Lazarus - Posted June 10 2018 - 4:56 AM

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I really wish I could find anything other than C. pennsylvannicus lol. There are way to many of them.


And I wish I could find a Pennsylvanicus. Noveaboracensis seem to dominate my neighborhood. I think they are actually great but I really would like variety.
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#125 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 10 2018 - 5:07 AM

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At this point in my antkeeping career, the only Camponotus I'm really interested in is Camponotus castaneus, Camponotus americanus and Camponotus subbarbatus



#126 Offline Penguin - Posted June 17 2018 - 8:17 AM

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This isn't really ant related but I thought you guys would be interested. My mom is hosting a BBQ for fathers day so we take out the outdoor cushions, and to her horror and my amazement was, a tiny wasp nest with squirming larvae! 

 

Here are some pics of the nest

 
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ZBLAnNa.jpg


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I'm here to learn, mostly. 

:hi:


#127 Offline tetriminoss - Posted June 19 2018 - 8:42 AM

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This isn't really ant related but I thought you guys would be interested. My mom is hosting a BBQ for fathers day so we take out the outdoor cushions, and to her horror and my amazement was, a tiny wasp nest with squirming larvae! 

 

Here are some pics of the nest

 
MRrNNEs.jpg

 

gox5YuJ.jpg

 

ZBLAnNa.jpg

You probably can feed that to your ant colony



#128 Offline rbarreto - Posted June 27 2018 - 9:36 AM

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Anything that can fly this time of year will probably fly this weekend.


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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)

 


#129 Offline Lazarus - Posted June 28 2018 - 9:02 AM

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Anything that can fly this time of year will probably fly this weekend.

 

I sure hope so.

Despite having many workday lunch walks, after work evening walks, and many extended weekend walks, I haven't found any more than that one C. Novae. queen.

Hope others are having better luck.


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#130 Offline Penguin - Posted June 28 2018 - 1:21 PM

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Yep, today I saw an absolutely huge Tetramorium flight, I only caught one because all my colonies died randomly last year and I found they weren't the most interesting species so I didn't catch too many. :ok:


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

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#131 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 4 2018 - 4:54 AM

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Tetramorium flight in Ottawa today.


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)

 


#132 Offline Lazarus - Posted July 4 2018 - 4:12 PM

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Tetramorium flight in Ottawa today.

 

Thanks for the heads up. 

As I saw this post earlier in the day I was able to take a 20 min. walk at lunch and then a 45 min. walk once I got home at 5:30 but no luck. :(

Did you catch any yourself or was this a report you got from elsewhere?


Edited by Lazarus, July 4 2018 - 4:13 PM.

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#133 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 4 2018 - 8:40 PM

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This species flies very early in the morning. I left for work at 6 AM and only managed to find one queen (which I collected). I did however see a bunch of dying drones. On the way home after work I saw thousands of dead bodies at a bus station.


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)

 


#134 Offline Russell - Posted July 4 2018 - 10:26 PM

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I really wish I could find anything other than C. pennsylvannicus lol. There are way to many of them.

I wish I could find more here in BC. I only found a few this year as they seemed to fly early and nothing since.  On the bright side I did find my first Camp. Herculeanus that has eggs and found a Formica Ravida yesterday. 


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Camponotus Pennsylvanicus/Modus

Tetramorium sp. E

Formica Podzolica

Lasius Alienus

Lasius Niger

Formica Ravida 


#135 Offline Nare - Posted July 5 2018 - 2:43 PM

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Maybe look out for queens tomorrow in Toronto - there's been a bit of rain, and it's cooling down a bit (only to 24, still warm), so I suspect we might see something. Maybe the tail end of Tetramorium, or some Formica. Just a hunch.


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#136 Offline tetriminoss - Posted July 5 2018 - 5:36 PM

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Tomorrow will be a big day to find some queens. Big rain and tomorrow will be cooling very good opportunity for both humans and ants. Remember to bring container!


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#137 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 5 2018 - 5:46 PM

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Anyone know what time Formica flies? I would think its still early for them but who knows.

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)

 


#138 Offline Nare - Posted July 5 2018 - 6:03 PM

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Anyone know what time Formica flies? I would think its still early for them but who knows.

July in general is Formica month. I think I saw a F. fusca queen on Monday, they'll be out more after the heatwave (tomorrow) I think.


I keep termites - check them out! I've also made a guide...


#139 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 5 2018 - 7:28 PM

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I ment time of day

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)

 


#140 Offline Canadian anter - Posted July 6 2018 - 1:27 AM

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They fly during noon
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