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#1 Offline CodeNameGoldMember - Posted June 18 2019 - 7:11 PM

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Hey everyone, been a lurker here for a little while and finally starting to make the push to actually collect and keep some ants finally. I've been watching AntsCanada for years and feel I'm in a good position to build my own worlds.

 

I've become pretty hell bent on finding me some 'Big-Headed' Pheidole's so if anyone has found any in Oregon, I'd love to know where.

 

Anyways, thanks for having this forum to begin with. I have much to learn and hope to eventually be able to contribute just as much.



#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 19 2019 - 5:10 AM

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Welcome! Pheidole fly on warm humid nights in the summer. Just last night I found 2 Pheidole cf. bicarinata queens and 1 Pheidole cf. tysoni queen. Once the first workers arrive, they grow extremely quickly.

#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 19 2019 - 5:23 AM

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Welcome!  And what Antdude said about Pheidole.


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Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

                                                                                "Leadership is the art is getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -                                                                                   Dwight  D. Eisenhower

                        

 

Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(2 tubes  with five in one and two in the other.  )

---Monomorium cf. minimum(1 queen) Pheidole navigans(9 separate queens) Hypoponera sp. (1 queen)  Nylanderia vividula(1)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.


#4 Offline ANTMOON - Posted June 25 2019 - 12:54 PM

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Hello to the Great Northwest, and Welcome to the jungle. I too am new, and I am still exploring this treasure of information....Enjoy






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