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by LeFawnDah
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Re: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper

I saw my first queen last month, and unfortunately I was not ready to catch her. Going to try my luck in the forrest this week while temperatures are still good.
by LeFawnDah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Re: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper

Yes, Myrmica rubra are easily mistaken for Solenopsis invicta, especially to people who don't care about ants and/or think every red ant is a fire ant. Here are some examples of red ants that are not fire ants Myrmica sp. Pogonomyrmex sp. Acromyrmex/Atta sp. some Pheidole sp. Aphhaenogaster sp. som...
by LeFawnDah
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Re: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper

The best starter species in temperate North America are from the genera- Lasius Formica Camponotus Tetramorium Solenopsis (molesta, definately not invicta or geminata) Temnothorax Thanks for the input, I'll look into those ! As for the fire ants, I did some reading and there have sightings in my ci...
by LeFawnDah
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper

Hey everyone ! First timer here, and I live in New Brunswick. No queens yet because I decided to start a colony recently. I am waiting until spring to catch my first one. Now I've been looking at species in New Brunswick, and I'm wondering what your thoughts are on ants for a beginner! I've read we ...