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#1 Offline olookitsme - Posted July 23 2021 - 1:22 PM

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Hey all, I'm just wondering if there is a website or something that gives information about nuptial flight times and how to pick the best time of day to go out looking for specific species. i generally take a couple of walks around my neighborhood most days between 10 am and 4 pm to take a look for queens and I am mainly finding a Formica pallidefulva here and there. i would just like to catch a few more queens of some other species becides my 3 Formica pallidefulva queens and 3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens. all help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance!


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Queens owned

     3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus

     3 Formica pallidefulva

 


#2 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 23 2021 - 1:54 PM

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i think they have something like that here


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#3 Offline olookitsme - Posted July 23 2021 - 2:01 PM

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i think they have something like that here

in general?


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Queens owned

     3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus

     3 Formica pallidefulva

 


#4 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 23 2021 - 2:08 PM

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i think they have something like that here

in general?

 

its in the anting section underneath ant keeping


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#5 Offline olookitsme - Posted July 23 2021 - 3:17 PM

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i think they have something like that here

in general?

 

its in the anting section underneath ant keeping

 

appreciate you


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Queens owned

     3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus

     3 Formica pallidefulva

 


#6 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 23 2021 - 3:18 PM

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i think they have something like that here

in general?

 

its in the anting section underneath ant keeping

 

appreciate you

 

no problem


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#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 24 2021 - 3:33 AM

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Hey all, I'm just wondering if there is a website or something that gives information about nuptial flight times and how to pick the best time of day to go out looking for specific species. i generally take a couple of walks around my neighborhood most days between 10 am and 4 pm to take a look for queens and I am mainly finding a Formica pallidefulva here and there. i would just like to catch a few more queens of some other species becides my 3 Formica pallidefulva queens and 3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens. all help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance!

Try shining a UV blacklight on a white sheet at night. You’ll get a whole other range of species. If you’re feeling really gangsta, check it again at dawn before the sun comes up.
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#8 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted July 24 2021 - 4:43 AM

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It’s here. Check the General forum, look in the “Handy Links” section under Queen Ant Spotting/Mating Chart. 
https://www.formicul...g-chart/?p=1004


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#9 Offline olookitsme - Posted July 24 2021 - 8:20 AM

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Hey all, I'm just wondering if there is a website or something that gives information about nuptial flight times and how to pick the best time of day to go out looking for specific species. i generally take a couple of walks around my neighborhood most days between 10 am and 4 pm to take a look for queens and I am mainly finding a Formica pallidefulva here and there. i would just like to catch a few more queens of some other species becides my 3 Formica pallidefulva queens and 3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens. all help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance!

Try shining a UV blacklight on a white sheet at night. You’ll get a whole other range of species. If you’re feeling really gangsta, check it again at dawn before the sun comes up.

 

do you think this will work with those winter ants or false honey pot ants(sorry, I don't know the scientific name off the top of my head, from my understanding they are the same species which come out for their nuptial flights in late winter) when they come out?


It’s here. Check the General forum, look in the “Handy Links” section under Queen Ant Spotting/Mating Chart. 
https://www.formicul...g-chart/?p=1004

Thank you!


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Queens owned

     3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus

     3 Formica pallidefulva

 


#10 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 24 2021 - 9:26 AM

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Winter ants, or Prenolepis imparis, fly in the spring, usually around March and April.
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