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Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:29 pm
by LordEnwar
Has anyone ever seen any of the Winter Ants in the Greater Vancouver Area? (Canada)

Thanks in advance!

Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:11 pm
by AntsBC
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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If you want you can join the North American ant discord chat too :)
(that is if you have discord)

Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:49 pm
by LordEnwar
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!

Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:39 pm
by Batspiderfish
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.

Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:32 pm
by AntsBC

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).

Re: Prenolepis sp. in Vancouver

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:17 pm
by notmyidea
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.