Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

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kingTJ
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Location: Vancouver

Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

Post: # 11746Post kingTJ
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi!

Is anyone from the Greater Vancouver Area?
I'm looking to find any ant keepers in my area.

Thanks,
TJ

Geffbro
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Re: Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

Post: # 15684Post Geffbro
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:23 pm

Yo, im in vancouver also, just started this year by catching a tetramorium queen.

There isnt much to do right now but come spring i hope we can coordinate ant sightings and find out which parks have which ant species! I would really like to have carpenter ants too because I hear they are huge.

LordEnwar
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Location: Burnaby, BC

Re: Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

Post: # 35925Post LordEnwar
Mon May 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I just stumbled across this and was wondering if that sightings thread ever took off? I know it's 2 years later, but I just caught a Camponotus sp. in Richmond a couple blocks from the Ikea near the river. There's definitely a nest nearby because I've seen one or two workers.

Does anyone know if that's far enough away from the colony? M'lady still has her wings on and I feel like I should just release her back into the gene pool.

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antnest8
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Re: Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

Post: # 35953Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 5:50 am

if she is not near the entrance she should be fine :)
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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