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Flying Ants

On 19 Jul 2010 at 7:24pm Just Saying wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the rediculous amount of flying ants about today! They are absolutely Everywhere, Is this because of the warm weather?
On 19 Jul 2010 at 7:30pm TeeHee wrote:
On 19 Jul 2010 at 9:12pm Clifford wrote:
Yes, went over the Paddock and it was full of them.
On 19 Jul 2010 at 9:21pm Cakehole wrote:
Yes. There were a load taking off from my back step, where there's a nest, obviously. Looked beautiful from inside the house with the light behind them. Not so keen when they start landing everywhere though.
I seem to remember flying ant days being a bit muggier than it's been today. Maybe they were just getting a bit desperate. They do all seem to go at the same time though, when they go.
On 19 Jul 2010 at 10:14pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
today is THE day. All over London as well, it's he muggy weather. They have one day to mate and then it's all over for another year.
On 19 Jul 2010 at 10:20pm Unlucky eddie wrote:
Sounds like my sex life!
On 20 Jul 2010 at 9:32am Ah haa wrote:
It is because it the 9th phase of the moon over Jupiter and the cosmic turning of the magnetic field on Earth.
Frankly I'm surprised no-one realized this.
On 24 Jul 2010 at 6:40pm self wrote:
same thing happens the same time(ish) every year when the queens go off to establish new nests.

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