ASU Video of Pogonomyrmex barbatus mating swarm

It is often easy to find winged queen and male ants leaving the nest for their mating flights.

It is a whole different experience to actually see the mating swarm. If you have never seen a Pogonomyrmex mating swarm, the Social Insect Research Group at Arizona State University has a very cool video of a Pogonomrmex barbatus mating swarm on their website. (Note:  it does take a long time to load).

Let me know what you think.

6 Replies to “ASU Video of Pogonomyrmex barbatus mating swarm”

  1. I think too big a file for my computer resources. Unfortunate, because I would have liked to watch it.

  2. I takes a very long time to load on my computer, but it is worth it. If I ever see it elsewhere, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

  3. Nerdmica,

    Yes, those are Aphaenogaster. I don’t have any photographs of Pogonomyrmex barbatus alates yet.

  4. Thanks for linking the video! I just wanted to let you know that it is also posted on vimeo…

  5. I appreciate that you stopped by with the link. I know some people had trouble viewing it on the ASU link. I will let them know.

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