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#1 Offline jeffpbalderston - Posted June 10 2024 - 5:48 PM

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#2 Offline Stubyvast - Posted June 10 2024 - 6:07 PM

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Yess, always wanted Pheidole! Unfortunately where I live (British Columbia) there is only a few species, the only native one being Pheidole californica. Weird...you'd think the name would mean it comes from California. Maybe also found there?


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#3 Offline ReignofRage - Posted June 10 2024 - 10:53 PM

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Pheidole californica Mayr, 1870, described from California... They were named after the state - with the majority of P. californica records originating from California. Ants don't really believe in boarders...  :fool3:


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#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 11 2024 - 2:39 PM

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Pheidole californica Mayr, 1870, described from California... They were named after the state - with the majority of P. californica records originating from California. Ants don't really believe in boarders...  :fool3:

They are definitely not really good about reading the literature.


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#5 Offline Stubyvast - Posted June 11 2024 - 4:58 PM

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aha makes sense. Weird naming convention though...I mean, californica...they don't just live in California haha


Currently raising: 

Myrmica Rubra

Camponotus Modoc

Lasius Niger

Formica Obscuripes + Formica Pacifica Host 

"In many environments, take away the ants and there would be partial collapses in many of the land ecosystems."

- E. O. Wilson

 

 





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