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#1 Offline 500miles - Posted June 11 2019 - 7:06 PM

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Just an ordinary shop of extra ants we are unable to care for.

Willing to ship ants from Temecula throughout California as long as you pay for shipping|Shipping cost is on average, 7.35$.

Pogonomyrmex Californicus:
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Pricing: 2$ per P. Californicus queens (8 minimum per order)


Stock: Currently 505 queens available (500miles: 255 | Somethinghmm: 250)
Accepting payments through Paypal, Venmo and Cashapp.

 

Info: Each test tube will have around 5 queens in each!
 

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Somethinghmm's discord: something#5067


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#2 Online AntPhycho - Posted June 11 2019 - 7:11 PM

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110 QUEENS!  :o

Are these queens guaranteed to be fertile?


Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 7 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x2                                                       Pogonomyrmex californicus 2 Queen Colony

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony

Forelius sp.                                                                              Pogonomyrmex californicus 3 Queen Colony x2

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 Would you buy from someone who insults you as a result of a question? 

Solenopsis xyloni x9                                                                  June 9, 2019 (10:41AM) drtrmiller: you are obviously so mentally deficient, you are incable of understanding... 

 

 

 


#3 Offline 500miles - Posted June 11 2019 - 7:17 PM

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110 QUEENS!  :o

Are these queens guaranteed to be fertile?

can't be 100% sure (with any ant), only 7 of them still have wings, 5 with one wing and only 2 have both wings attached out of the 140 Somethinghmm and I caught.


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#4 Offline Somethinghmm - Posted June 12 2019 - 7:47 AM

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Did someone say my name?  :D



#5 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 12 2019 - 9:26 AM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 



#6 Offline 500miles - Posted June 12 2019 - 11:30 AM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 

For one, ants have a higher success rate in captivity than in the wild. Two, how would I get a fine for collecting ants. Please explain the laws saying I will get fined for collecting?

 

Stop trying to trash my thread, thanks :D


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#7 Offline Theantguy14 - Posted June 12 2019 - 11:38 AM

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Antking sorry but this is completely false, 100 queens is a ridiculously small percentage of the total queens that flew, all flights involve thousands at least, 140 or so won't do anything permanent. Secondly, no there is no fine for collecting queen ants. And finally, queens with wings can still be mated and vice versa, queens tear off their wings sometimes without mating. The only way to know fertility is to get them to workers.
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Loads of founding queens of camponotus spp., Veromessor pergandei, D. Bicolor, and a couple other species.

Proud owner of a 30 worker C. Fragilis colony, a 90 worker F. Francoeuri colony, 2 Siberian huskies, 3 cats, 2 fire belly toads, 1 western toad, 1 western fence lizard, 1 A. Seemanni tarantula, and a variety of feeders and a couple random inverts.

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#8 Offline 500miles - Posted June 12 2019 - 1:11 PM

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ty antguy


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#9 Online Zeiss - Posted June 12 2019 - 2:27 PM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 

For one, ants have a higher success rate in captivity than in the wild. Two, how would I get a fine for collecting ants. Please explain the laws saying I will get fined for collecting?

 

Stop trying to trash my thread, thanks :D

Antking sorry but this is completely false, 100 queens is a ridiculously small percentage of the total queens that flew, all flights involve thousands at least, 140 or so won't do anything permanent. Secondly, no there is no fine for collecting queen ants. And finally, queens with wings can still be mated and vice versa, queens tear off their wings sometimes without mating. The only way to know fertility is to get them to workers.

There could possibly be fines for collecting ants (anything in general) in: private properties (permission required), state parks (need to have permit or permission from ranger), nature preserves (permit required), national wildlife refuges (permit required), national parks (permit required), & national monuments and recreation areas (permit required). This is where I got the information.

 

That being said, as long as you aren't collecting illegally, you won't have to worry about fines.


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#10 Offline nurbs - Posted June 15 2019 - 5:25 PM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 

 

One hundred P. cali queens is nothing. Not even 1%. They fly by the thousands upon thousands, all over socal. 

 

In Mexico, where Atta mexicana fly, there are so many of them people collect them byt the thousands (if not millions) and grill them up and eat them and make a sauce out of them.

 

Like Zeiss said, what you should worry about is collecting on private property, national or state park, etc. Last year, I found P. cali all over my friend's backyard. Literally hundreds of them running around.


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#11 Offline Martialis - Posted June 15 2019 - 6:41 PM

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#12 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 15 2019 - 7:00 PM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 

For one, ants have a higher success rate in captivity than in the wild. Two, how would I get a fine for collecting ants. Please explain the laws saying I will get fined for collecting?

 

Stop trying to trash my thread, thanks :D

Antking sorry but this is completely false, 100 queens is a ridiculously small percentage of the total queens that flew, all flights involve thousands at least, 140 or so won't do anything permanent. Secondly, no there is no fine for collecting queen ants. And finally, queens with wings can still be mated and vice versa, queens tear off their wings sometimes without mating. The only way to know fertility is to get them to workers.

There could possibly be fines for collecting ants (anything in general) in: private properties (permission required), state parks (need to have permit or permission from ranger), nature preserves (permit required), national wildlife refuges (permit required), national parks (permit required), & national monuments and recreation areas (permit required). This is where I got the information.

 

That being said, as long as you aren't collecting illegally, you won't have to worry about fines.

 

 

 

Exactly, I was just worried that if they were from a preserve or something it would be detrimental for the environment because as you know environmental preserves make up for a lot of the wildlife populations here in California and yes if this was Canada or Mexico by all means collect a million queens. My entomologist and ranger friends are just worried about these areas as there are some ant species that can only be found in preserves such as Stenamma sp.

 

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#13 Online Zeiss - Posted June 15 2019 - 7:11 PM

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Exactly, I was just worried that if they were from a preserve or something it would be detrimental for the environment because as you know environmental preserves make up for a lot of the wildlife populations here in California and yes if this was Canada or Mexico by all means collect a million queens. My entomologist and ranger friends are just worried about these areas as there are some ant species that can only be found in preserves such as Stenamma sp.

 

https://jrbp.stanfor...ide14-0408.pdf 

The link does not lead to anywhere on that site.  



#14 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 16 2019 - 9:45 PM

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Over 100 queens can be seriously detrimental to the environment especially considering that the majority of the ones you have will die in captivity or are not fertile. I am not sure where you got them, but in some places you can get a large fine for that. I would definitely release the queens with wings so they can at least get a chance to mate and replenish the ants in the area. 

 

One hundred P. cali queens is nothing. Not even 1%. They fly by the thousands upon thousands, all over socal. 

 

In Mexico, where Atta mexicana fly, there are so many of them people collect them byt the thousands (if not millions) and grill them up and eat them and make a sauce out of them.

 

Like Zeiss said, what you should worry about is collecting on private property, national or state park, etc. Last year, I found P. cali all over my friend's backyard. Literally hundreds of them running around.

 

 

Haha yeah, if we are talking about all of Southern CA, they fly by the millions, and I bet probably 99.9 percent of them will be dead by the time they fly again the next year.


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#15 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 12 2019 - 6:14 AM

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I want one so bad..... Oh well. Have to settle for the native species.... Whichever one that is. :lol:
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