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Nurbs Ant Adoption (Los Angeles, CA)

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#161 Offline nurbs - Posted June 27 2018 - 12:35 AM

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went to big bear last week and no single there. sorry for not replying on time.Any p.californicus queens still available?

 

All sold, but have a few left that I'm going to rear to a colony. They are in poly setups.



#162 Offline Derpy - Posted June 27 2018 - 7:24 PM

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Are they polygnous like the P. Subnitidus? How is that 8 queen colony doing?
- 1 Camponotus Leavigatus Colony - 25 workers
- 3 Camponotus Clarithorax Colonies
- 1 Camponotus Quercicola Colony
- 8 Prenolepis Imparis Queens
- 4 Solenopsis Molesta Colonies
- 1 Limeotopum Occidentale Colony
- 1 Crematogaster Colonies
- 5 Tetramorium Immigrans Colonies

#163 Offline nurbs - Posted June 28 2018 - 9:10 AM

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Are they polygnous like the P. Subnitidus? How is that 8 queen colony doing?

 

8 queen P. subnitidus doing great!

 

Polygyny appears to be region specific. A few years ago I tried it with P. californicus from one part of SoCal and it didn't work.

 

This season, collected a bunch from the canyons near Sunland, and they appear to be doing great. We'll see once they get workers.



#164 Offline Derpy - Posted June 28 2018 - 9:33 AM

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Well good luck, hope they don’t kill each other when the first workers arrive.
- 1 Camponotus Leavigatus Colony - 25 workers
- 3 Camponotus Clarithorax Colonies
- 1 Camponotus Quercicola Colony
- 8 Prenolepis Imparis Queens
- 4 Solenopsis Molesta Colonies
- 1 Limeotopum Occidentale Colony
- 1 Crematogaster Colonies
- 5 Tetramorium Immigrans Colonies

#165 Offline nurbs - Posted July 3 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Two and three queen Camponotus clarithorax now available. Limited quantities. Check original post for all updated listings.

 

Poly C. sansabeanus, P. californicus (concolorous variety), V. pergandei and C. vicinus coming soon :)

 

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  • Species: Polygynous Camponotus clarithorax (Two Queens, medium, dark red to black)
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  • Colony Size: Two Queens and 5-15 workers with detailed CARE SHEET
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  • Housing: Custom Formicarium
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  • Price: $90 USD
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  • # of Colonies: 3

  • Species: Polygynous Camponotus clarithorax (Three Queens, medium, dark red to black)
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  • Colony Size: Three queens and 5-15 workers with detailed CARE SHEET
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  • Housing: Custom formicarium
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  • Price: $120 USD
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  • # of Colonies: 2

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#166 Offline Ftorres - Posted July 3 2018 - 8:32 PM

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Hello
I’m new here, and I’m looking for a couple colonies of Pogonomyrmex is there any colonies available at the moment?

Thanks

Francisco
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#167 Offline nurbs - Posted July 3 2018 - 9:11 PM

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Did you check the original post?

 

Also, welcome to Formiculture! Per forum rules, please put your location in your profile when requesting to buy or sell ants. Thanks!

 

8. Members must accurately represent their location in their Member Profile to participate in offers to buy, sell, trade, or otherwise distribute living ants of any caste or life stage. For members located in the United States, offers of live ants are only permitted between members who reside in the same U.S. state. Cross-border offers are not permitted between any members (participating members must reside in the same country or trading zone).

 

http://www.formicult...tion=boardrules

 

 

Hello
I’m new here, and I’m looking for a couple colonies of Pogonomyrmex is there any colonies available at the moment?

Thanks

Francisco
fjtorresvw@hotmail.com


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#168 Offline nurbs - Posted July 7 2018 - 2:29 PM

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Polygynous Pogonomyrmex subnitidus

 

I know you all love polygynous species and queen only sales, so here they are. These flew yesterday. Collected a good amount just because you all keep asking.

 

P. subnitidus are similar to P. californicus, but not as common, are a tad larger, and have spines on the back of their thorax. Aside from that, they are hard to tell apart. The ones found here are polygynous and can have lots of queens. Have a mature colony of these with 8 queens. 

 

$20 for three queens. Comes in collection container.

 

PM and I can show you how to setup their founding chamber. They are easier than P. californicus

 

As per usual, pickup and CA residents only. 

 


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#169 Offline nurbs - Posted July 9 2018 - 3:42 AM

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Camponotus fragilis 

 

Just got back from a tiring but fun anting excursion in Yucca Valley and found tons of C. fragilis. There were so many I stopped collecting after the first hour. Normally wouldn't sell these as queen only, but this season has been good. This is one of my favorites species.

 

  • Does not require hibernation
  • Queens have low mortality rate during founding stage
  • Develops faster than other Camponotus
  • Beautiful bright yellow
  • Very easy to rear, just your basic test tube setup. No sand or substrate needed
  • Unlike some other species (Pheidole, Formica), they are easy to get past the first year

 

3 for $30, comes in collection container

 

As usual, CA residents only. No shipping. Pickup only.

 


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#170 Offline nurbs - Posted July 10 2018 - 11:51 PM

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Myrmecocystus navajo

 

Wasn't going to put these up, but decided to sale most of them since I'm running out of space. Single queen!

 

  • These do much better than Myrmecocystus mexicanus in a test tube setup. The most important thing is to add sand. This makes them settle and also helps brood spin their cocoons.
  • Have reared these in the past and they are not as difficult as M. mexicanus
  • Lower mortality rate than Myrmecocystus mexicanus, but not as bullet proof as Camponotus.
  • Once you get over ten workers, move them to a nest where they can hang, like a Tar Heel Ants Mini Hearth

 

3 for $30

Comes with test tube and fine quartz sand all setup

 

 


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#171 Offline nurbs - Posted July 11 2018 - 3:05 PM

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Polygynous Camponotus vicinus TWO QUEENS and Veromessor andrei now available :)

 

Check ORIGINAL POST for all pricing.

 

  • Species: Veromessor andrei
  • Colony Size: Queen and 2-6 workers with detailed CARE SHEET
  • Housing: Custom Formicarium
  • Price: $70 USD
  • # of Colonies: 10
  • Species: Polygynous Camponotus vicinus (TWO QUEENS, red variety, with detailed CARE SHEET)
  • Colony Size: 2 Queens and 5+ workers
  • Housing: Custom Formicarium
  • Price: $110 USD
  • # of Colonies: 10






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