Hi, does anyone know when the Australian honeypot ants Melophorus bagoti and Camponotus inflatus have their nuptial flight? I live in Sydney, but my grandparents travel to the outback a lot, maybe I can teach them to identify some! And also, if you've ever kept one of these species please tell me!
EDIT: Camponotus inflatus might be illegal to keep.
Edited by Leptomyrmx, September 15 2021 - 5:18 PM.
Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w
Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)
Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium
Key: Q = Queen, W = Worker, M = Major
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