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do any termits live in southern ontario?


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#1 Offline matt. - Posted August 1 2018 - 4:00 PM

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I'm just wondering because I have never seen one has anybody else



#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted August 1 2018 - 5:29 PM

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Termites live in Southern Ontario, but they are extremely scarce.


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#3 Offline Nare - Posted August 1 2018 - 8:17 PM

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I'm just wondering because I have never seen one has anybody else

Funny you ask, I just spent a whole ton of time researching this, the answer is yes. They aren't native, but were accidently introduced into Toronto in the 1930s from the states. Now, they live in many of the old neighbourhoods of Toronto, as well as in some isolated areas in Guelph and Waterloo I think. You can find them in parks in downtown Toronto, or at least in the beaches neighbourhood.

 

The species you'd find would be Reticulitermes flavipes, the Eastern Subterranean Termite. They're pretty cool I think, but I think all termites are cool, so I'm a bit impartial. You can check out my journal of them down below, I caught this colony in Toronto.

 

EDIT: I don't know if they'll be in large enough numbers to find in Cambridge. I suspect that, if they are there, they'll be confined to homes. The only reason I could find termites in Toronto is because they've been there for 80 or 90 years, and the parks I visited have been super close to susceptible homes.


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I keep termites - check them out! I've also made a guide...


#4 Offline matt. - Posted August 2 2018 - 7:10 AM

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I'm just wondering because I have never seen one has anybody else

Funny you ask, I just spent a whole ton of time researching this, the answer is yes. They aren't native, but were accidently introduced into Toronto in the 1930s from the states. Now, they live in many of the old neighbourhoods of Toronto, as well as in some isolated areas in Guelph and Waterloo I think. You can find them in parks in downtown Toronto, or at least in the beaches neighbourhood.

 

The species you'd find would be Reticulitermes flavipes, the Eastern Subterranean Termite. They're pretty cool I think, but I think all termites are cool, so I'm a bit impartial. You can check out my journal of them down below, I caught this colony in Toronto.

 

EDIT: I don't know if they'll be in large enough numbers to find in Cambridge. I suspect that, if they are there, they'll be confined to homes. The only reason I could find termites in Toronto is because they've been there for 80 or 90 years, and the parks I visited have been super close to susceptible homes.

 

 

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#5 Offline KBant - Posted August 2 2018 - 9:19 AM

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What is a termit?

#6 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 2 2018 - 4:41 PM

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What is a termit?

 A termite without it's daily dose of Es


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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#7 Offline matt. - Posted August 3 2018 - 11:33 AM

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What is a termit?

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