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Nurbs Ant Adoption (Los Angeles, CA)

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#21 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted October 31 2016 - 7:54 PM

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Suburban San Diego, damn that.


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#22 Offline jasond1979 - Posted November 1 2016 - 4:31 AM

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He does i got colony from him also and they are doing well drew has some good ones too i got a few from him. I just think its weird that as a beekeeper i can find all these people that sell queens and colonies no problem all kinds of of different types of Queens yet there's only a tiny handful of people that sell and queens why are they so scarce It took me years to find drew and nurbs ???


Let's face it bees are a domesticated insect with a well developed way to create queens. Unfortunately ants are considered a pest and there is not a developed method to develop queen ants domestically.
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#23 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 1 2016 - 9:17 AM

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If only there was a ant royal jelly...


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#24 Offline Foogoo - Posted November 1 2016 - 10:16 AM

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Suburban San Diego, damn that.

LOL there's plenty of areas around there, you have mountains and deserts all within a short drive. Check out Palomar Mountain for starters.


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#25 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted November 1 2016 - 10:34 AM

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If only there was a ant royal jelly...

Lmao
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(4) Neon Tetras
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(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
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#26 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 1 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Suburban San Diego, damn that.

LOL there's plenty of areas around there, you have mountains and deserts all within a short drive. Check out Palomar Mountain for starters.

 

That's further than dspdrew's house right there, 2 hours LMAO XD


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#27 Offline jasond1979 - Posted November 1 2016 - 1:47 PM

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Suburban San Diego, damn that.


I'm going to start checking out Julian for Campomotus spieces.

#28 Offline Foogoo - Posted November 2 2016 - 7:57 AM

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Suburban San Diego, damn that.

LOL there's plenty of areas around there, you have mountains and deserts all within a short drive. Check out Palomar Mountain for starters.

 

That's further than dspdrew's house right there, 2 hours LMAO XD

 

Palomar Mountain near Escondido is farther from San Diego than Orange County?


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#29 Online FSTP - Posted November 2 2016 - 10:03 PM

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At some point in the future when you have more available would you be willing to stretch your radius restriction slightly? like out to 220 miles? I'm in fresno Area....


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#30 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted November 3 2016 - 4:36 AM

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At some point in the future when you have more available would you be willing to stretch your radius restriction slightly? like out to 220 miles? I'm in fresno Area....

O also stretch to Alabama! ;)
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(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#31 Offline T.C. - Posted November 3 2016 - 8:36 AM

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Them are some amazing pictures... Great quality... What camera are you using.  And for the ant species, those prices are just about right!


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#32 Offline nurbs - Posted November 26 2016 - 2:14 PM

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At some point in the future when you have more available would you be willing to stretch your radius restriction slightly? like out to 220 miles? I'm in fresno Area....

 

Yeah, as long as it is within State lines and we are meeting up and not shipping. Not everyone will be willing to drive over 150 miles for ants, but some have.


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#33 Offline nurbs - Posted November 26 2016 - 2:15 PM

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Them are some amazing pictures... Great quality... What camera are you using.  And for the ant species, those prices are just about right!

 

Thanks. Used a Canon 1DX (I make a living on photography) with a 100mm macro lens and two large softboxes.


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#34 Offline Vick09usmc - Posted March 2 2017 - 7:07 PM

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Hii I'm free san diego, any colonies/ Queens for sale?
Hii I'm free san diego, any colonies/ Queens for sale?

#35 Offline nurbs - Posted March 2 2017 - 7:47 PM

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Hii I'm free san diego, any colonies/ Queens for sale?
Hii I'm free san diego, any colonies/ Queens for sale?

 

May have half a dozen Veromessor pergandei available in about 1-2 months.


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California Ants for Sale

 

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Bloodworm Soup

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#36 Offline Vick09usmc - Posted March 2 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Awesome! Where do you collect?

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#37 Offline nurbs - Posted March 2 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Awesome! Where do you collect?

 

Where do I find them? Or do you mean where to meet? Just message me for more details.

 

I find ants all over Southern California. Depends on the species and when the weather conditions are ideal. 


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California Ants for Sale

 

Camponotus us-ca02

http://www.formicult...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums

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Bloodworm Soup

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#38 Offline nurbs - Posted March 2 2017 - 8:07 PM

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Nurbs where did you find all of those ants? I have absolutely no way to find any around me...here in SoCal :(

 

SoCal has a huge diversity of ants! More than many other places.

 

But unless your backyard is in the mountains or the desert, you still have to drive out though. Sometimes a few hours.  


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http://www.formicult...m-and-outworld/

 

Bloodworm Soup

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#39 Offline nurbs - Posted March 11 2017 - 12:57 PM

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Updated with three new species available in 1-2 months. Check original posting.


Instagram:

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California Ants for Sale

 

Camponotus us-ca02

http://www.formicult...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums

http://www.formicult...m-and-outworld/

 

Bloodworm Soup

http://www.formicult...bloodworm-soup/


#40 Offline Rhino - Posted March 27 2017 - 12:41 PM

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Hi I'm new to form. I live in Lancaster CA. Looking to purchase a queen or Small Colony for my son and I to enjoy. My father had large farms. For the past yr my son has really grown to love it. We have just been buying the ants from online. Never a queen. Just built my formicaruim. I figured if he stayed interested this long I might as well relive my childhood day loving ants. Any help would be appreciated. Also like I said I'm new to form so I'm reading the rules. Forgive me and correct my mistakes





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