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Tetramorium immigrans humidity and other questions

tetramorium immigrans humidity nuptial flight mating flights

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#1 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 16 2022 - 8:27 AM

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Hi!

I live in michigan, and am hoping to catch a tetramorium queen. I have a few questions. Is there a certain temp that they like? And is there a certain humidity level that in which tetramorium mmigrans alates come out to have nuptial flights? ex: over 30% humidity? I know that i should look for queens till 11:30 in the morning. Any other tips other than these questions would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Offline bmb1bee - Posted June 16 2022 - 9:41 AM

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They’ll fly when the temps outside reach 85 degrees, at least in my area. In hotter places they fly at 90 degrees. I’m not sure about humidity though.

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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 16 2022 - 11:00 AM

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Temps above 70F at sunrise with humidity above 60% and light winds are the conditions you want.
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#4 Offline Ant234 - Posted June 16 2022 - 11:25 AM

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Ok that's very helpful thanks







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