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#1 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 16 2022 - 7:04 AM

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Hi guys! I live in michigan, and I am very interested in ants. I have come here in hopes to get tips after catching a tetramorium immigrans colony. Haven't been able to catch one yet though. I also hope to learn new things about ants as I browse the posts!

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#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted June 16 2022 - 7:20 AM

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Welcome. You should have no trouble finding a Tetramorium queen if you search around on hot, humid mornings. Your main flights up north there will probably be in a few weeks.
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#3 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 16 2022 - 7:26 AM

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Thanks!

But will the queens still be outside even if it very sunny out?


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#4 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 16 2022 - 7:38 AM

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Yes till about 11.30 am

#5 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 16 2022 - 8:17 AM

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Ok thanks!



#6 Offline bmb1bee - Posted June 16 2022 - 8:17 AM

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The best time I’ve caught my queens at is around 7 to 10 AM. You can find them running around on the ground in search of a nesting spot. You have a chance to catch some queens after that, but most of them will be hiding from the heat of the sun.
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#7 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 28 2022 - 8:41 AM

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Welcome! When I lived in Michigan Tetramorium flights happened in early July, and you could find them throughout the whole day. The main flights are generally early in the morning, but I would look in the afternoon as that is when many dealates are out.
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#8 Offline m99 - Posted June 28 2022 - 10:04 AM

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Yeah popping in to say (though I'm not hunting them at all this year) I've seen a couple during afternoons, and the four I caught last season were all caught after 3pm. There's definitely queens running around all day during the proper season, I regret spending so much time hauling myself out of bed for fruitless early morning hunts last year.


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#9 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 28 2022 - 3:55 PM

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ah ok






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