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THE MANY TUBES (fall flight of p. imparis

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#1 Offline mantisgal - Posted September 24 2021 - 9:57 AM

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Some week or two ago I came home to see Prenny nests I'd marked and caught queens from in the spring just Boiling with alates. Yes, really.

B U T

I had to do a thing like, immediately after work and was off again. By the time I returned the boiling had subsided to a low simmer, but I could see Queens trotting about. I made up 7 tubes and grabbed my pooter. Grabbed a bunch as well as some males. Threw 4 or 5 queens, wings, no wings, whatever, into each tube.

Well.

It looks like fall flight alates are angsty and don't like too many friends in the chamber. Sigh. So many bits all over the tubes. Will have to do a proper count later.

But anyway, I have Too Many Ants now. Whoops.

Edited by mantisgal, September 24 2021 - 9:58 AM.

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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 24 2021 - 11:13 AM

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You sure they aren’t lasius? To my knowledge prenolepis only fly in the spring.

#3 Offline mantisgal - Posted September 24 2021 - 11:38 AM

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There are allegedly fall flights depending on conditions, plus for more information please re-read. They were coming from nests I had already had prennies out of. THE CALLS WERE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE

#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 24 2021 - 1:03 PM

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Photos of the new queens to verify?
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