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District, Maryland, & Virginia Queen Watch


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#741 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 19 2022 - 9:24 AM

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I said this on the DMV discord, but castaneus will mainly be sending out test flights tonight with possibly a couple queens tossed in in some areas. I'd look tonight but it's unlikely that I'll find anything. 



#742 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 19 2022 - 9:26 AM

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Something tiny is flying right now. No clue what it is. Went out for lunch and saw what I thought was an pimp worker. It was queens. Maybe 3mm. Looks like pimp
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)

 


#743 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 19 2022 - 9:31 AM

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Something tiny is flying right now. No clue what it is. Went out for lunch and saw what I thought was an pimp worker. It was queens. Maybe 3mm. Looks like pimp

Nylanderia



#744 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 19 2022 - 10:05 AM

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Something tiny is flying right now. No clue what it is. Went out for lunch and saw what I thought was an pimp worker. It was queens. Maybe 3mm. Looks like pimp

Nylanderia

 

If anyone from Maryland wants them, let me know. I am not planning on keep them. I may scoop up more when I leave if they're still around my building but I have 2 right now. Unsure of the species so I will split them up when I get home and tube them. 


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)

 


#745 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 19 2022 - 2:10 PM

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Ready for flights

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#746 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 19 2022 - 5:58 PM

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A lot of activity at my blacklight. I’m really excited to find these two small Crematogaster queens. Must be ashmeadi? Thoughts?
I saw one castaneus drone as well.

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#747 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 19 2022 - 6:37 PM

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Set out both my blacklights tonight. 2 Camponotus pennsylvanicus drones, 1 Camponotus drone (not sure of species), and 1 Lasius interjectus queen. Friend caught 2 C. nearcticus queens.

If that is C. ashmeadi, I probably should've set my blacklights closer to the forest.


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#748 Offline drawpositive - Posted May 20 2022 - 7:15 AM

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Set out both my blacklights tonight. 2 Camponotus pennsylvanicus drones, 1 Camponotus drone (not sure of species), and 1 Lasius interjectus queen. Friend caught 2 C. nearcticus queens.

If that is C. ashmeadi, I probably should've set my blacklights closer to the forest.

What kind/size of blacklights are people using?  Are the blacklights you can find at Home Depot (for example) good enough for luring queens?



#749 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 20 2022 - 7:20 AM

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Set out both my blacklights tonight. 2 Camponotus pennsylvanicus drones, 1 Camponotus drone (not sure of species), and 1 Lasius interjectus queen. Friend caught 2 C. nearcticus queens.

If that is C. ashmeadi, I probably should've set my blacklights closer to the forest.

What kind/size of blacklights are people using?  Are the blacklights you can find at Home Depot (for example) good enough for luring queens?

 

I typed in "blacklight bar" into the amazon search and got the one that showed up.



#750 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 20 2022 - 5:09 PM

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Just got a castaneus queen at my light!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#751 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 20 2022 - 6:15 PM

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What a beauty!

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#752 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 20 2022 - 6:31 PM

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Super disappointed about my ants tonight. 2 nearcticus queens, 1 pennsylvanicus, 1 aphidicola in 4 hours of searching. C. pennsylvanicus and nearcticus colonies had tons of males at their entrances and then it got windy.



#753 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 21 2022 - 5:41 AM

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I’m goi g to put out my light tomorrow morning. Probably just going to be Aphenogaster but hoping for P. dentata

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


#754 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 21 2022 - 5:47 AM

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I think it's too early for either of those.


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#755 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 21 2022 - 6:36 AM

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Pheidole dentata won't fly until at least mid-late June, probably mid July for y'all up there. They fly in the early mornings during summer from 5:15 to 7 am in my experience.
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#756 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 21 2022 - 6:53 PM

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I had my standards too high for Friday and today. I did not get as many queens as I thought I would at all. 
Tonight I got:
1 C. cf. caryae

1 C. nearcticus

2 C. subbarbatus

1 C. castaneus
2 C. pennsylvanicus


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#757 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 22 2022 - 2:08 AM

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Yeah, last night was all males pretty much. I got one nearcticus.
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Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#758 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 22 2022 - 4:33 AM

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Too windy I guess?



#759 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 22 2022 - 4:37 AM

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Too windy I guess?

Winds were much lighter than Friday. I think all the heat dried up humidity or else queens are just trying to mess with our minds.
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#760 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 22 2022 - 5:36 AM

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I think it's too early for either of those.


Alright, I’ll try around June.

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





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