In the last month, in the middle of it, there were nupcial fligths.
In one of them all my neighberhood got covered by Messor barbarus males, and no queens -.- but when I was walking in the street my sister found a queen with no wings! Guess what... someone had steped on the her, and the could walk anymore, I caugth her but she died some days after.
In a second nupcial fligth I caught 4 queens with wings, and more or less 20 males, and I kept them together to see if they would mate... But nothing happened, the males now all have gone, and there are only left the queens, now I have them in tubes with water, to see if happens something.
In that day my mother caught in the street a queen with no wings, no is in a tube too... Now what is need is pacience.