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#1 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 1 2024 - 3:19 AM

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For the use of documenting nuptial flights in FL, discussing your rare finds, and just connecting with other ant-keepers. I decided to start this thread because- (*thinking of something wholesome to say*) I don’t really know- I just got jealous of the states with their own thread (looking at you, CA). Be sure to tell us when and where you find your queens, how to catch certain species, and all of the other great knowledge you have!


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#2 Offline rockaedward - Posted May 1 2024 - 3:51 PM

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#3 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 1 2024 - 4:14 PM

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4. No posting any spam messages, including posting of messages that add little to no value to the topic of conversation. I would look at this and how does this apply?



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#4 Offline SHmealer - Posted May 1 2024 - 4:25 PM

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What species are you looking to catch this year?



#5 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 2 2024 - 11:32 AM

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Some Solenopsis invicta to replace my dud queen, Crematogaster, and Camponotus. I’m probably going to have to find a new place to find Camponotus floridanus alates, since my usual spot is being “treated” with pesticide.

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#6 Offline SHmealer - Posted May 5 2024 - 11:51 PM

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You shouldn't be going anywhere that would be getting treated with pesticides, go to a local trail/natural forest, Ocala national forest is close to you and has good diversity. All those ants you stated should be really common as long as you blacklight at night.



#7 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 6 2024 - 7:20 AM

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Thank you! I also managed to find two Crematogaster alates near my house with a black light.
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#8 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted May 6 2024 - 7:27 AM

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Look on the sidewalk after a nuptial flight the next day. You might find some Crematogaster queens running around. The sidewalk and the road’s where I found mine.

Edited by Artisan_Ants, May 6 2024 - 7:27 AM.

Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#9 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 11 2024 - 8:00 AM

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Found a few lone Camponotus queens in Orlando, although not a true nuptial swarm.

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#10 Offline SHmealer - Posted May 11 2024 - 11:56 AM

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very skinny queen



#11 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 11 2024 - 12:45 PM

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I know. I have some other ones though.

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#12 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 15 2024 - 7:48 AM

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Some heavy rain hit Orange County yesterday, and I found a few ‘niger-clade’ Lasius queens (L. americanus?). I also saw a Dorymyrmex colony with some male alates at the enterance.

Today it seems that it’s ’Solenopsis invicta’s’ turn to fly. Found a de-alate and a few females with wings. Left my test-tubes at home though.

Edited by The_Gaming-gate, May 15 2024 - 10:09 AM.

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