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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted May 27 2021 - 2:54 PM

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So does anyone know of some camp species that if near a house would not go after it or is that a wild dream of mine. Also I want to start a project to eradicate the invasive species in my yard and want to bring in native species so what is the morality of artificialy bringing in native species. Thanks!


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#2 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 27 2021 - 3:05 PM

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I hate the stupid Argentine ants in my yard. There where once 2 Pogonomyrmex colonies, and they attacked and killed them. I'd love to help you get them out. I have released a few Monomorium colonies in my yard, but I don't know what happened to them. I occasionally see a worker or 2, but have been unsuccessful in locating the nests. 


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#3 Online MrPurpleB - Posted May 27 2021 - 3:19 PM

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So does anyone know of some camp species that if near a house would not go after it or is that a wild dream of mine. Also I want to start a project to eradicate the invasive species in my yard and want to bring in native species so what is the morality of artificialy bringing in native species. Thanks!


From what I have heard most carpenter ants tend to prefer decaying or moist wood. As long as the house isn't damaged already or breaking apart it might be fine.

Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable can confirm or deny this.
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#4 Offline gs5248 - Posted May 27 2021 - 4:09 PM

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I was also doing the same thing! I am raising some species native to Natomas, and then will eventually release them to help combat the argentine ants and tetramorium, which I think prenelopis imparis will do especially well at,



#5 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 27 2021 - 5:23 PM

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You really have to research and figure out what is in your area now. If you introduce species that are native, but are not in your area anymore it can disrupt the ecosystem.



#6 Offline JamesJohnson - Posted May 27 2021 - 5:49 PM

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The Argentines and Tetramorium wiped out the native ants before, they'll just do it again. The only way to have a native species and to keep a native species is to plant native plants. While the Argentines and Tetramorium might be the best with your typical suburban plants, no species is better suited to native plants than native ants. Pretty much if you want to re-introduce native ants, plant native plants. "Native ants go with native plants." Additionally, native plants have a plethora of benefits for all native wildlife, especially insects (if you want to get people okay with a native project, just say it helps the pollinators). Not to mention most are pretty easy to care for. Maybe the occasional watering at most.


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#7 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 28 2021 - 2:23 AM

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The Argentines and Tetramorium wiped out the native ants before, they'll just do it again. The only way to have a native species and to keep a native species is to plant native plants. While the Argentines and Tetramorium might be the best with your typical suburban plants, no species is better suited to native plants than native ants. Pretty much if you want to re-introduce native ants, plant native plants. "Native ants go with native plants." Additionally, native plants have a plethora of benefits for all native wildlife, especially insects (if you want to get people okay with a native project, just say it helps the pollinators). Not to mention most are pretty easy to care for. Maybe the occasional watering at most.

AMEN! Finally someone else who gets this message.
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#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted May 28 2021 - 5:39 AM

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The Argentines and Tetramorium wiped out the native ants before, they'll just do it again. The only way to have a native species and to keep a native species is to plant native plants. While the Argentines and Tetramorium might be the best with your typical suburban plants, no species is better suited to native plants than native ants. Pretty much if you want to re-introduce native ants, plant native plants. "Native ants go with native plants." Additionally, native plants have a plethora of benefits for all native wildlife, especially insects (if you want to get people okay with a native project, just say it helps the pollinators). Not to mention most are pretty easy to care for. Maybe the occasional watering at most.

AMEN! Finally someone else who gets this message.

 

I was reading his post like "This person is exactly like ANTdrew!"


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#9 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 28 2021 - 7:08 AM

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Here's a link to plan what native plants to add for your state: https://www.xerces.o...nter/california


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#10 Offline ZTYguy - Posted May 28 2021 - 7:47 AM

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Thank you all for the responses and yes i do plan on planting native plants as i already have a semi native garden for when monarch butturflies come around. I am also starting another plot specific to native plants. I do under stand that the only way to keep native ants in the area is native plants. I wouldn't just get queens and yeet them into my yard without any place safe from anything and that is my intention. Get queens, put them in my native plant graden which is isolated and eventually they should grow and prosper.


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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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