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Lasius Claviger flights!

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#1 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 5 2020 - 3:14 PM

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although some of you may think this is normal, i am really excited about this, as lasius claviger are hard to find around here! here are some pics! please tell me any advice as to how to catch and keep them!

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 5 2020 - 3:19 PM

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Cool. I love the look of that species. They should start flying down here pretty soon.
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#3 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 5 2020 - 3:33 PM

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More pics!

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Edited by Ants_Dakota, October 5 2020 - 3:36 PM.

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#4 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 5 2020 - 3:37 PM

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even more pics!

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Edited by Ants_Dakota, October 5 2020 - 3:40 PM.

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#5 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 5 2020 - 3:44 PM

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I'm definitely catching at least 10 queens to start off with, but i can only catch claviger and umbratus workers.


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#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 5 2020 - 4:03 PM

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The alates look like a different species altogether.
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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 5 2020 - 4:36 PM

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The alates look like a different species altogether.

yes they do. after releasing tons of males, it appears the colony has called off the flights for today. me and AntsDakota will resume ant searching tomorrow.


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#8 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted October 5 2020 - 4:40 PM

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I have always loved this species, the queens look so gnarly and alien-like!


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#9 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 6 2020 - 6:07 AM

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I have always loved this species, the queens look so gnarly and alien-like!

their queens also have huge mandibles.


me and antsdakota think that they will fly today, as it is warmer, and there is no wind like yesterday. 


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#10 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted October 6 2020 - 6:42 AM

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I'm going to check today to since its perfect ish over here.


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#11 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 6 2020 - 6:58 AM

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if we catch enough queens, me and antsdakota plan to do some experimenting about which host workers are best for this parasitic lasius.


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#12 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 6 2020 - 2:47 PM

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there are difinently queens in the nest, and more males, but they seem a little subdued. but this might be because i am checking earlier than yesterday. i will update you later.


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#13 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 6 2020 - 4:06 PM

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they don't seem to be flying today. they will run out of time soon if they don't fly...


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#14 Offline AntsDakota - Posted October 7 2020 - 6:15 AM

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they don't seem to be flying today. they will run out of time soon if they don't fly...

According to Ants4fun they already did have some flights.


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#15 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 7 2020 - 6:32 AM

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they don't seem to be flying today. they will run out of time soon if they don't fly...

According to Ants4fun they already did have some flights.

 

the colony outside of my yard(the one with queens and males) always seem to fly really late. maybe these are in a different area than the ones he saw, so they fly at different times.


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#16 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 9 2020 - 7:58 AM

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looks like they flew without us. better luck next year!!


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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