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Fire ant queen in Virginia


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#1 Offline Aliallaie - Posted July 1 2019 - 9:02 PM

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Hello I am looking to buy a fire ant queen in northern Virginia. I’m willing to travel and meet. Thank you.

#2 Offline AntPhycho - Posted July 1 2019 - 9:24 PM

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A fellow fire ant lover. Finally a man of culture. :bigboss:  


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Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 5 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x1                                                     Pheidole cerebrosior x3

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony x1

Forelius sp.                                                                              

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 

Solenopsis xyloni x infinity                                                        

 

 

 


#3 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 2 2019 - 4:58 AM

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I live in Northern Va and I may be able to find an established colony (here in Fairfax) and take their queen and colony if you'd like?



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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -16  Formica palledefulva-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7  Formica integra-1  Camponotus casteanus-1  Tetramorium immigrans-1  

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

 

 

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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 2 2019 - 5:53 AM

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Yikes. That freaks me out...
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#5 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted July 2 2019 - 6:20 AM

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Fire ants(Solenopsis invicta and richteri) are hardly in VA yet, and colonies are secluded to certain areas of the state. You can do whatever you want, but I wouldn't keep them if I were you. If you were to catch or locate a colony it would be best to kill them. There are so many other awesome ants here in Virginia.


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#6 Offline Aliallaie - Posted July 2 2019 - 6:42 AM

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I live in Northern Va and I may be able to find an established colony (here in Fairfax) and take their queen and colony if you'd like?



#7 Offline Aliallaie - Posted July 2 2019 - 6:43 AM

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Hello. Yes that would be great. Please email me I’m definitely interested

I live in Northern Va and I may be able to find an established colony (here in Fairfax) and take their queen and colony if you'd like?



#8 Offline SuperFrank - Posted July 2 2019 - 9:37 AM

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S invicta are a giant PITA to keep js. They're small and really good at escaping, it's one thing to find a few, or even several, escaped Camponotus or something, but a bunch of fire ants loose in your room blows. They also grow extremely quickly, Also, due to extensive containment efforts both in the states and abroad, afaik unless the species is already reported in your specific area then buying or catching them them elsewhere, even in your state, and transporting them to your area would be illegal.

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#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 2 2019 - 9:45 AM

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Some ants are best left alone, and unfortunately, Solenopsis invicta are one of them. Do what ever you want, but make sure you are prepared for the insane growth and hunger that a colony of these has.
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#10 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 21 2019 - 5:53 PM

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ther are other native fire ants.






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