Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

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LordEnwar
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Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 31867Post LordEnwar
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:29 pm

Has anyone ever seen any of the Winter Ants in the Greater Vancouver Area? (Canada)

Thanks in advance!

AntsBC
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Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 31923Post AntsBC
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm

I live in bc and it’s great to see that there is another ant farmer in bc!! As for your question I don’t think prenlopis is down in bc I think they are more in America (although I could be wrong)

I’m so excited there’s another ant keeper in bc!

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Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 31989Post LordEnwar
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks, AntsBC!

I watched your videos - very interesting spider/ant interactions, haha!

Thanks for the info on Prenolepis. It matches what I found online. I only question it because, on the GAN Project, someone up north past Whistler is selling a Prenolepis and it got me excited to find my own...
Except I checked again this morning to make sure I wasn't crazy and it looks like the GAN Project website got updated and the Prenolepis is gone now!

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Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 32005Post Batspiderfish
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:39 pm

It could have just been a misidentification. I see Lasius niger on those lists too, and that isn't really in North America in the way that records seem to imply.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 32197Post AntsBC
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:32 pm

Hmm

Ya that’s weird that lasius nigers on there. The only lasius species I’ve found in BC is flavus. There is a ton of formica here in bc and a lot of tetramorium too. The only thing with formica is that f.pacifica dominates where I live though and that species must be hard to keep because they NEVER lay eggs (at least that’s my experience with them).

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Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Post: # 32620Post notmyidea
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:17 pm

There's lots of lasius alienus on Vancouver Island at least. I've had trouble getting this species to start a colony but other keepers have had success.

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