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Nurbs Ant Adoption (Los Angeles, CA)

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#41 Offline Jelly - Posted March 27 2017 - 12:49 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

 

The ants are already flying this year, you might be able to catch a queen with your son. Look for founding chamber evidence and dig some up if you miss a flight.



#42 Offline Rhino - Posted March 27 2017 - 11:40 PM

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I will take him out. I sure hope so.

#43 Offline AJAants - Posted April 10 2017 - 12:29 PM

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Hi, I was wondering if any of your colonies are now available

Current Colonies:

1 Crematogaster sp.

 

Current Queens:

Solenopsis sp.

 

Past Colonies:

Veromessor Pergandei


#44 Offline nurbs - Posted April 11 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Soon, in about 1-2 months? Will have several species available.

 

I do have quite a few colonies, but they are not for sale yet. Waiting for some to get more workers and waiting to see if I find anything new and exciting this year that will push those off the shelf and into the market.


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#45 Offline AJAants - Posted April 11 2017 - 5:10 PM

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Ok, thanks

Current Colonies:

1 Crematogaster sp.

 

Current Queens:

Solenopsis sp.

 

Past Colonies:

Veromessor Pergandei


#46 Offline nurbs - Posted April 23 2017 - 10:13 AM

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Updated original post with new listings, C. vicinus and C. laevigatus added to upcoming colonies for sale.


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California Ants for Sale

 

Camponotus us-ca02

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

 

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

 

Bloodworm Soup

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


#47 Offline Antony - Posted April 23 2017 - 4:39 PM

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Hello Nurbs,You also have good variety. I think you will be selling out quickly but if possible could we arrange to meet in may so I can purchase any leftover colonies you have?

Life is amazing, it is what it should be.


#48 Offline nurbs - Posted April 23 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Yeah sure. If you are driving far Drew has a ton as well. Most of what I sell are usually leftovers or year old colonies with more workers. Drew collects a lot and sells a lot.

 

There will probably be an explosion of colonies on the market early summer when all these eclose.


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Bloodworm Soup

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#49 Offline nurbs - Posted May 5 2017 - 10:13 AM

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Drove up north this week and found a lot of C. modocs. They have been added to the coming soon list.

 

V. pergandei and C. clarithorax are available now, pics coming up soon!


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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/


#50 Offline SirAnticus - Posted May 8 2017 - 7:02 PM

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Nurbs, can we get a rough price estimate of some of these colonies. These Camponotus get me excited.



#51 Offline nurbs - Posted May 10 2017 - 1:54 PM

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Nurbs, can we get a rough price estimate of some of these colonies. These Camponotus get me excited.


Soon, Siranticus! This thing called Life has kept me busy.

Lots of pics coming. If you're wondering about pricing, it will be similar to Drew's. Maybe a tad higher because I am waiting for more workers.

Right now, C. clarithorax, V. pergandei, and C. sansabeanus all have workers and will be ready shortly with images and pricing.

C. laevigatus, C. vicinus (red or black variety), and C. modoc (one my of favorites, they grow fast for Camponotus. I had two colonies last year that had majors within the first year) should be ready in 1-2 months.

May have a few C. vicinus in a polygynous setup (ranging from 2-4 queens in the red or black variety) if they are successful.

I have less than 20 C. quercicola, and since this is my first year rearing them, will probably keep half of them til next year. If the rest are successful, those will go on sale as well. They will also be the highest priced Camponotus per worker.


Edited by nurbs, May 10 2017 - 6:52 PM.

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/


#52 Offline SirAnticus - Posted May 10 2017 - 9:22 PM

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What is this "life" you speak of. Is it like ants, but less fun. Don't forget that C. modoc has beautiful golden hairs on their abdomen. Would the C. vicinus polygyne colonies be at double price. Or would they just be slightly raised. Surely you wouldn't sell them for normal price. One last thing, which one of these get the largest sized workers of any caste? Thanks, and good night.



#53 Offline nurbs - Posted May 10 2017 - 10:05 PM

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What is this "life" you speak of. Is it like ants, but less fun. Don't forget that C. modoc has beautiful golden hairs on their abdomen. Would the C. vicinus polygyne colonies be at double price. Or would they just be slightly raised. Surely you wouldn't sell them for normal price. One last thing, which one of these get the largest sized workers of any caste? Thanks, and good night.

 

Yeah, their furry golden butts. Hard to miss  :)

 

They will be more for sure, 1.5 - 2 times for a two queen? You also have to take into account how many workers. It's too early to say because I do not know how successful they will be yet. But so far, they are doing great and have laid a lot of eggs.

 

Aside from C. clarithorax, all these have very large majors. I have colonies of C. vicinus which have majors nearly as large as the queen.


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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/


#54 Offline SirAnticus - Posted May 11 2017 - 12:12 AM

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Will you have any ready by next weekend. (May 20th -21st)



#55 Offline nurbs - Posted May 11 2017 - 3:11 PM

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Yes, posting pics and pricing this weekend.


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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/


#56 Offline SirAnticus - Posted May 11 2017 - 3:19 PM

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thanks I'll pm you later



#57 Offline SirAnticus - Posted May 15 2017 - 3:16 PM

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Anything else ready?



#58 Offline nurbs - Posted May 15 2017 - 10:18 PM

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Original post updated with images and pricing on C. clarithorax, C. sansabeanus, and V. pergandei.

 

Even if you are not interesting in adopting, enjoy the pics! More images to come as workers eclose.


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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/


#59 Offline nurbs - Posted May 20 2017 - 12:43 AM

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UPDATED

 

One BLACK and one RED C. vicinus with 2-4 workers now available.

 

Sorry for the crappy cell pic. I'll take better shots when more eclose.


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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/


#60 Offline nurbs - Posted May 22 2017 - 10:01 PM

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Added a youtube video of C. quercicolas.

 

Waiting for the Camponotus to fly in the higher elevations where I live. If I find more when they do, will sell a few I currently have.

 

Also lowered pricing on C. vicinus to $55 for 2-4 workers.


Edited by nurbs, May 23 2017 - 12:45 AM.

Instagram:

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YouTube

 

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/






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