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Looking to buy Queen Ant (Virginia)

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#1 Offline krazycyle - Posted December 17 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Was wondering if anyone would be willing to sell a queen ant in Virginia? (Arlington - Northern Virginia)

 

- Could be any part of Virginia 



#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 18 2018 - 6:22 AM

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Hello-

 I live in Alexandria, VA. I'd be glad to help you out, and I'll send you a DM.


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#3 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 19 2018 - 11:31 AM

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I live in Fairfax, I am also willing to sell if you are interested



-Haden Lee
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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#4 Offline Antdad6 - Posted December 28 2018 - 1:27 PM

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Also looking for a queen in VA! Please let me know if you still have any queens. Thanks!

#5 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 1:43 PM

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I can sell you one! Just let me know what you want. 



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#6 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 5:45 PM

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I don't have the ants I'm selling listed in ants that I'm keeping so the list you see under here are not for sale, but I have a large stock of different native ant species from Virginia



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#7 Offline Antdad6 - Posted December 28 2018 - 5:58 PM

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I can sell you one! Just let me know what you want.


My son got a fomicarium for Christmas and is looking for any queen native to Virginia to start a colony, Lasius, Camponotus, Formica? Thanks for the reply.

#8 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:07 PM

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I have a Camponotus Noveboracensus colony 1 queen, 2 workers I'm willing to sell for $25

My area seems to have a lack of Formica

I can collect a couple of Lasius queens tomorrow (100% guarantee) (negotiate price depending on species)

 

I also have other species you can buy that are easier to take care of for example Aphenogaster fulva 



-Haden Lee
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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#9 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:26 PM

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I can easily find these listed genus/species within 1 day:

Camponotus

Lasius umbranatus

Lasius sp.

Aphenogaster fulva

Aphenogaster picea

Ponera

Monomorium minimum

Pheidole sp. 

Possibly Stigmatomma (Expert keeping level)


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-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#10 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:31 PM

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Is your son looking specifically for Camponotus, Lasius, or Formica or does he mind other species? I HIGHLY suggest Aphenogaster as the have medium growth, cool to watch, and have a simi-harvesting behavior which they will gather seeds. They also are super super easy to take care of. I had a colony and it was super low maintenance compared to other species. Camponotus would be my next suggestion but the only downfall is that they grow super super slow. By the end of the year you will probably have less than 25 workers.



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#11 Offline Antdad6 - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:36 PM

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I have a Camponotus Noveboracensus colony 1 queen, 2 workers I'm willing to sell for $25
My area seems to have a lack of Formica
I can collect a couple of Lasius queens tomorrow (100% guarantee) (negotiate price depending on species)

I also have other species you can buy that are easier to take care of for example Aphenogaster fulva


Wow the Camponotus would be great, I’m worried we won’t have the patience for them. Do you have something that would be ready to move in to our fomicarium sooner? What would make the Aphenogaster fulva easier for beginners?

#12 Offline Antdad6 - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:38 PM

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Ha you already answered my questions! I’m just not familiar with the Aphenohgaster, he says he would be happy with any Queen.

Edited by Antdad6, December 28 2018 - 6:42 PM.


#13 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:40 PM

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They also eat basically anything you feed them, they love their sugars. They will eat seeds and nuts, though not necessary. They will also need protein to grow, which can be insects like crickets to raw meat like beef or chicken. 



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#14 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:41 PM

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I can get a colony tomorrow, what size would you want the colony? 5, 10, 15, 20, etc workers (w/larvae)?



-Haden Lee
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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#15 Offline Antdad6 - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:48 PM

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At least 20 would be great, send me a DM with details. I told my son not to get too excited since we haven’t had much luck locating a queen for the past few months.

#16 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted December 28 2018 - 6:58 PM

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Alright, shot you a DM



-Haden Lee
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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#17 Offline Aliallaie - Posted May 29 2019 - 10:00 AM

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Hello. I am also looking for a queen ant in Virginia. Any information or suggestions please let me know. Thanks.

#18 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2019 - 8:09 AM

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Well, depends on where you are as well as what you are interested in, currently Camponotus cast. are flying in NoVa and I've seen a couple Tetramorium males here and there. 



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#19 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 30 2019 - 8:12 AM

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I have a few suggestions of good beginners, namely Camponotus, tetramorium, pheidole, or aphaenogaster.



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3





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