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Utah Ants, Keepers, Flights, and other Resources

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#81 Online aznphenom - Posted June 24 2022 - 6:22 AM

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Myrmecocystus sp migh fly where I live

Which sp?


Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#82 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 24 2022 - 10:01 AM

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Myrmecocystus cf mendax

#83 Offline UtahAnts - Posted June 25 2022 - 10:58 AM

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Nice, did you see any alates outside of the nest? Or do they usually fly around this time of the year in your area?


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#84 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 25 2022 - 12:17 PM

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Nice, did you see any alates outside of the nest? Or do they usually fly around this time of the year in your area?

found alates outside of the nest


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#85 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 6:23 PM

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Pheidole sp flying right now

#86 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 6:40 PM

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Termites are flying

#87 Offline UtahAnts - Posted June 29 2022 - 7:02 PM

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Nice, all we have up here is Tetramorium flights right now. Any more news on the mendax?


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#88 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 8:53 PM

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Nice, all we have up here is Tetramorium flights right now. Any more news on the mendax?

found a dead queen 

ants that had flights  tonight

undefined  sp 

solenpsis molesta

Pheidole sp  

Liometopum locusum   just males


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#89 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 30 2022 - 5:23 PM

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Pogonomyrmex cf occidentalis had a flight to day found around 15 queens
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#90 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 1 2022 - 3:06 AM

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Are you willing to sell any of those?
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#91 Offline United-Ants - Posted July 1 2022 - 7:53 AM

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Yes Will sell when they get workers
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#92 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 1 2022 - 10:56 AM

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Are you willing to sell any of those?


If only Florida had that species unregulated for shipping without permits.
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#93 Offline United-Ants - Posted July 14 2022 - 1:25 PM

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Found a dead leomeptum loucosum queen to day will look for some tonight

#94 Offline UtahAnts - Posted July 14 2022 - 2:48 PM

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 Seen Camponotus herculeanus and Formica sp. queens during the last week. I'm planning on going near price to look for pots soon, just need some good rainfall


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#95 Offline United-Ants - Posted July 14 2022 - 5:14 PM

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Here where I live we got some rain

#96 Offline UtahAnts - Posted July 17 2022 - 1:28 PM

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On 7/16/22 I went hiking near woodside, a ghost town south of Price, after a rainstorm came through the area. Species I saw:

Pogonomrmex rugosus

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Pheidole sp.

Myrmecocystus navajo

Myrmecocosytus cf. mendax

Unknown species, see below

 

Out of that list, I found founding queens of: Pogonomrmex rugosus, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Pheidole species, and Myrmecocystus navajo. The harvesters and Pheidole flew around 8 PM, the navajo queen was in a founding chamber from the previous eveing after the rainstorm.

 

Weather:

Rained the afternoon of the day before between 0.2 and 0.4 inches in the general area, large flash floods were caused

Wind was about 15 mph at 3 PM, with lower wind speeds down to 5 mph at 9 PM as the day progressed

Temp: High of 85, Low of 62

Lowest humidity during the day was about 40%

 

 

Species in need of ID

 

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A Horned Lizard cooling off in a shadow

 

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Many of the queens were found in deep washes, made muddy after the recent flash floods. This one was rather small, but Pogonomyrmex rugosus queens were still found here 
 
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Edited by UtahAnts, July 17 2022 - 1:32 PM.

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#97 Offline lazyant - Posted July 17 2022 - 3:37 PM

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That horned lizards reminds me of my reptile keeping days and angry beardies!

That ant seems to be Dorymyrmex bicolor, but I dunno' it looks decently large...


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#98 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 17 2022 - 3:51 PM

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I agree on D. bicolor.


Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Temnothorax chandleri, Temnothorax arboreus Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica cf. lasiodes, Formica cf. neogagates Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#99 Offline UtahAnts - Posted July 19 2022 - 12:34 PM

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Thanks for the IDs, I think you guys are right

 

Some more Pogonomyrmex occidentalis flights in Vineyard today after a large thunderstorm came through the day before. The flights were quite small compared to the hundreds of thousands that fly in a few weeks, but I still managed to find several dozen mated queens.

 

Weather for 7/19/22:

Large thunderstorm day before with about 0.2 inches of rain

Flights began at 11:30 and stopped around 1:30

5 mph winds

40% humidity

Sparse cloud cover

 

The drones came first and swarmed the top of this tree, with the qeens coming maybe 10 minutes after. If you look closely you'll notice the tiny flying insects around the top. This species seems to prefer these particular trees when staging a nuptial flight.

 

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#100 Offline United-Ants - Posted July 20 2022 - 3:47 PM

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Pogonomyrmex occidentalis and a small Pogonomyrmex sp had a flight in Salina today





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