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#2141 Offline ReignofRage - Posted August 8 2022 - 10:51 PM

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I haven't seen any documentation of any hobbyists catching actual M. mendax in California, just a bunch misidentifications.


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#2142 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 3 2023 - 6:03 AM

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I wonder how late the season is going to start this year since CA seems to have frozen over.


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#2143 Offline Daniel - Posted March 3 2023 - 8:32 AM

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I wonder how late the season is going to start this year since CA seems to have frozen over.


Some Myrmecocystus sp. flew near the AZ/CA border in Bullhead City a couple of weeks ago.

#2144 Offline diefer - Posted March 3 2023 - 9:14 AM

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is there a group that meets up to anting that I can join  



#2145 Offline AntTitan - Posted March 6 2023 - 9:47 AM

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Damn I miss living in SoCal. So many cool lant species, and yall hibernation period is a decent amount shorter. I moved up to Idaho several years ago and while theirs still many ants up here the diversity is way less, especially in urban areas. We still are dealing with snow and yall are talking about nuptial flights :'(



#2146 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 6 2023 - 5:23 PM

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Oh nobody's talking about nuptial flights yet in CA this year. It's still way too cold.


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#2147 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted March 7 2023 - 12:05 PM

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This weather is crazy this year.
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#2148 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 7 2023 - 12:10 PM

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This weather is crazy this year.

The weather has been crazy in Iowa too! 


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 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#2149 Online Locness - Posted March 10 2023 - 3:39 PM

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What are everyone's Cali anting goals this year? I'm targeting any Myrmecocystus and Pogonomyrmex, species. I'd also like to try my hand at Acromyrmex versicolor if I can get my hands on one. More flooding today  %)


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#2150 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted March 10 2023 - 11:19 PM

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What are everyone's Cali anting goals this year? I'm targeting any Myrmecocystus and Pogonomyrmex, species. I'd also like to try my hand at Acromyrmex versicolor if I can get my hands on one. More flooding today  %)


Basically the same for me!

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#2151 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 12 2023 - 10:01 AM

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What are everyone's Cali anting goals this year? I'm targeting any Myrmecocystus and Pogonomyrmex, species. I'd also like to try my hand at Acromyrmex versicolor if I can get my hands on one. More flooding today  %)

 

With a little experience, it's almost impossible to not end up finding plenty A. versicolor, even with their fungus just after flying.


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#2152 Offline ZTYguy - Posted March 12 2023 - 2:48 PM

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Yeah I was so mad at myself last year when I didn’t end up catching any Acromyrmex queens. This year however, I’m gonna be cranking it up. 


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#2153 Offline Scrixx - Posted April 1 2023 - 11:25 PM

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Hey all it's been around 4 years since I was last here. I got busy with school and life so I re-homed all my ant colonies back then. Lately I've been feeling burnt out from work so I'm hoping to get back to this hobby. Except this time I'm aiming to keep only a few colonies. For starters I'm hoping to get a light colored Camponotus and some kind of Pogonomyrmex to start. Luckily the weather this year has been cold so from reading the posts here I didn't miss out on flights, yet. 

 

Here's my old personal map in SoCal. Turns out I never shared it despite documenting on it.


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Keeping: Camponotus sansabeanus - C. vicinus - Formica francoeuri - Liometopum occidentale -  Pogonomyrmex californicus - P. rugosus - P. subnitidus - Solenopsis molesta - S. xyloni - Tapinoma sessile - Temnothorax sp.

Journals: Camponotus sansabeanus & C. vicinus | Pogonomyrmex californicus & P. rugosus | Solenopsis molesta & S. xyloni

Discontinued: Pogonomyrmex subnitidus


#2154 Offline s_tonatiuh - Posted April 3 2023 - 9:30 AM

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Temps are supposed to warm up this next Monday, with night temperatures in some areas jumping up ~10 degrees than at the moment and day temps almost ~20 degrees higher. Any thoughts on whether nuptial flights are possible?

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#2155 Online Locness - Posted April 3 2023 - 11:03 AM

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Hey all it's been around 4 years since I was last here. I got busy with school and life so I re-homed all my ant colonies back then. Lately I've been feeling burnt out from work so I'm hoping to get back to this hobby. Except this time I'm aiming to keep only a few colonies. For starters I'm hoping to get a light colored Camponotus and some kind of Pogonomyrmex to start. Luckily the weather this year has been cold so from reading the posts here I didn't miss out on flights, yet. 

 

Here's my old personal map in SoCal. Turns out I never shared it despite documenting on it.

 

Nice, welcome back! Appreciate the personal map, I'm sure it'll be very helpful for a lot of anters. I think we've all been waiting for this weather to mellow out. 



#2156 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 3 2023 - 10:23 PM

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Hey all it's been around 4 years since I was last here. I got busy with school and life so I re-homed all my ant colonies back then. Lately I've been feeling burnt out from work so I'm hoping to get back to this hobby. Except this time I'm aiming to keep only a few colonies. For starters I'm hoping to get a light colored Camponotus and some kind of Pogonomyrmex to start. Luckily the weather this year has been cold so from reading the posts here I didn't miss out on flights, yet. 

 

Here's my old personal map in SoCal. Turns out I never shared it despite documenting on it.

 

Damn it's been a while. I think the last time I saw you was when we surprisingly found M. testaceus queens further down the mountain in Mt Baldy.

 

You haven't missed much of anything yet. I think it might finally be warming up soon in SoCal. For a while I starting to think the east coast was going to see Camponotus flights before us this year.


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#2157 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 4 2023 - 4:36 AM

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Camponotus have already flown, at least in Tennessee.
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#2158 Offline Scrixx - Posted April 4 2023 - 11:41 AM

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Hey all it's been around 4 years since I was last here. I got busy with school and life so I re-homed all my ant colonies back then. Lately I've been feeling burnt out from work so I'm hoping to get back to this hobby. Except this time I'm aiming to keep only a few colonies. For starters I'm hoping to get a light colored Camponotus and some kind of Pogonomyrmex to start. Luckily the weather this year has been cold so from reading the posts here I didn't miss out on flights, yet. 

 

Here's my old personal map in SoCal. Turns out I never shared it despite documenting on it.

 

Damn it's been a while. I think the last time I saw you was when we surprisingly found M. testaceus queens further down the mountain in Mt Baldy.

 

You haven't missed much of anything yet. I think it might finally be warming up soon in SoCal. For a while I starting to think the east coast was going to see Camponotus flights before us this year.

 

I think I remember that night. We started up higher and made a few stops on the way down. And I think you mean you found M. testaceus queens.

 

I checked the weather forecast and looks like I got back just in time. Gotta get my stuff together!


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Keeping: Camponotus sansabeanus - C. vicinus - Formica francoeuri - Liometopum occidentale -  Pogonomyrmex californicus - P. rugosus - P. subnitidus - Solenopsis molesta - S. xyloni - Tapinoma sessile - Temnothorax sp.

Journals: Camponotus sansabeanus & C. vicinus | Pogonomyrmex californicus & P. rugosus | Solenopsis molesta & S. xyloni

Discontinued: Pogonomyrmex subnitidus


#2159 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 5 2023 - 3:48 PM

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Yeah so much for the warm weather...


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#2160 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted April 5 2023 - 5:28 PM

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If it continues being cold, will some spring fliers just not fly, or will they fly anyways?

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