Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

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zhensong
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Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

Post: # 67743Post zhensong
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:07 am

Hi All:
Getting warm here in the Bay Area in Califnoria.
Found 3 queens this week.
2 I'm 80% sure are Prenolepis imparis, but would love a confirmation.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ryoa95vr988WSX988
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KrWsGpJpHnBqswJy9

I've already put them together and they seem to be getting along okay.
The first one I caught I only had a Gatorade bottle, so it's slightly blue.
They seem to have drank a lot of water and both their abdomens are much larger than when I first caught them.

The 3rd one is unknown to me:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/x3iuCpXstjMCvZSe6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/MTfFrsTynMywSzGp6

Please help with the identification.
I hope to give them happy homes :) and the first step to that is knowing what they like.

YeeYeeYee
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Location: Mountain View

Re: Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

Post: # 67769Post YeeYeeYee
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:03 pm

The third is most likely to be a camponotus species
Founding:
Prenolepis imparis

YeeYeeYee
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Re: Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

Post: # 67770Post YeeYeeYee
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:05 pm

Yes the first two are prenolepis imparis indeed :D
Founding:
Prenolepis imparis

zhensong
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Re: Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

Post: # 67771Post zhensong
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:55 pm

Awesome, thank you for the reply!

Luke925
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Re: Late Feb 2020 California Bay Area 3 Queens, 2 Species?

Post: # 68483Post Luke925
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:59 pm

Where at in the Bay Area? I am new to the Forums and live in Walnut Creek. I wanted to find a Queen, but was not going to start looking until April - May, but if they are out and about, I might as well start talking some walks and see if I can spot any Queens.

Thank you,

Luke

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