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District, Maryland, & Virginia Queen Watch


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#721 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 14 2022 - 4:26 PM

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I’ll put out my blacklight for sure, unless it’s storming. I bet you kids will find lots of queens while I find nothing.

Edited by ANTdrew, May 14 2022 - 4:27 PM.

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#722 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 14 2022 - 4:50 PM

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I’ll put out my blacklight for sure, unless it’s storming. I bet you kids will find lots of queens while I find nothing.


Nylanderia flavipes always flies in the afternoon. I’m not sure if your looking for them, though.

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#723 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 14 2022 - 5:19 PM

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I would like to find them.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#724 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 14 2022 - 6:16 PM

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Look on the ground around 12-3 they should fly when it gets above 78F. They usually mate on the ground so there will be de-alates everywhere.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#725 Online OiledOlives - Posted May 14 2022 - 9:50 PM

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30+ flavipes
1 interjectus
1 emeryi


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#726 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2022 - 3:11 AM

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Wow, you guys are so lucky. I’ll look for flavipes this afternoon, but I don’t see much of them in my neighborhood. I only see what I assume are N. vividula at night swarming my light. I’d really, really like to find Crematogaster ashmeadi.
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#727 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 15 2022 - 7:20 AM

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Found a bunch of Flavipes males, no queens yet.

Edit 30 minutes later:
Just a bunch of males, I’ll check agian when it is warmer.

Edited by AntBoi3030, May 15 2022 - 7:39 AM.

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#728 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:31 AM

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I saw a bunch of termite alates.
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#729 Online OiledOlives - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:47 AM

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I think I see some flying outside my window, I'd like some retic pairs this year.



#730 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 15 2022 - 9:06 AM

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Yep Flavipes are flying, flights are about to pick up!

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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#731 Online OiledOlives - Posted May 15 2022 - 11:15 AM

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Got a couple flavipes queens and a V. emeryi queen. Saw C. nearcticus and C. pennsylvanicus males outside nest entrances as well.
(Camponotus pennsylvanicus male)
(Nylanderia flavipes males swarming)

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#732 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2022 - 11:44 AM

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I found a Nylanderia queen as well. I hope she is flavipes.
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#733 Online OiledOlives - Posted May 15 2022 - 2:00 PM

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There's either going to be huge castaneus flights or nothing at all tonight. I've got a major test tomorrow so I don't really want to stay up till 1 catching and tubing queens.



#734 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2022 - 2:56 PM

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Storm just hit here, so that’s probably it for the day. My brother found me a chromaiodes queen, though.
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#735 Online OiledOlives - Posted May 15 2022 - 4:15 PM

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Weather app was saying it would remain 71 after the storm but now it's below 70. If they don't fly on Friday I'll be confused.

#736 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 15 2022 - 4:44 PM

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Blacklighting next weekend should do it. I find most castaneus in June, though.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#737 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 17 2022 - 3:30 PM

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I've been finding Tetramorium alates flying into my work at Papa Johns😝. They obviously aren't mated, but still a good indicator that there are small flights happening! So keep a look out!
Keeps:
1:Tetramorium immigrans
1:Stigmatomma pallipes
1:Proceratium sp.
2:Prenolepis imparis (founding)
2:Camponotus casteanus
8:Camponotus chromaiodes
1:Vollenhovia emeryi
1:Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
1:Crematogaster sp. Queen (founding)

#738 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 17 2022 - 4:30 PM

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That’s crazy and probably not good for Papa John’s brand!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#739 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 19 2022 - 7:09 AM

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I definitely expect flights in the next 4 days. Definitely Camponotus. Not sure which species. Maybe all 3. Might be hot enough for other genus too but I don't know if those species have alates ready to go like that. My local tetra colony has some pretty big entrances. I am not sure what their entrances normally look like but its definitely a lot bigger for just workers. 


Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#740 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 19 2022 - 8:03 AM

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I agree, but it seems like it will be very windy. I’ll be on the lookout in any case.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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