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Dspdrew's Ant Colony Adoption (Southern California)


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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 13 2014 - 6:42 AM

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING:

  • I do not ship queens or ants so please do not ask. Even if you are local, I will not ship them.
  • You must pick the ants up from me in my local area.
  • My prices strictly cover the cost of the collection, rearing, and delivery of the ants and the containers they're housed in.
  • If you have any questions on the temperament or care of any of my ants, please feel free to ask in this thread, and I will do my best to answer.

 
Acromyrmex versicolor [119]
Size: small-medium
1-10 workers (comes in specialized 1-chamber fungus-grower formicarium) - $150 (available end of October)
1-10 workers (comes in specialized 3-chamber fungus-grower formicarium) - $185 (available end of October)

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1 Chamber Formicarium                     3 Chamber Formicarium                    8 Chamber Formicarium
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Camponotus clarithorax [62]
Size: medium
0 available

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Camponotus fragilis [200]
Size: medium
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $70 (2 available)
1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $90 (7 available)

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Camponotus laevigatus [173]
Size: medium-large
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $55 (10 available)
1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $75 (5 available)

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Camponotus sansabeanus [144]
Size: medium-large
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (7 available)
 
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Camponotus semitestaceus [132]
Size: medium
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $60 (available end of October)
1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $80 (available end of October)

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Camponotus vicinus [145]
Size: medium-large
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (5 available)
1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $70 (4 available)

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Crematogaster sp.1 [35]
Size: small
0 available

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Crematogaster sp.2 [80]
Size: small
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (3 available)
10-20 workers (comes in test tube) - $40 (1 available)

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Crematogaster sp.3 [106]
Size: small
0 available

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Crematogaster sp.4 [187]
Size: small
0 available

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Crematogaster sp.5 [189]
Size: small
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (1 available)
10-20 workers (comes in test tube) - $40 (1 available)

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Dorymyrmex bicolor [220]
Size: small
0 available

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Dorymyrmex insanus [4]
Size: small
0 available

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Edited by dspdrew, October 15 2017 - 4:56 PM.

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 13 2014 - 6:43 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

 
Formica francoeuri [211]
Size: small
0 available

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Lasius alienus [67]
Size: small
0 available

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Liometopum occidentale [38]
Size: small-medium
50-100 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $65 (6 available)

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Myrmecocystus mexicanus [124]
Size: medium-large
1-10 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $90 (1 available)
10-20 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $100 (7 available)

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Myrmecocystus mimicus [217]
Size: small
1-10 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $75 (1 available)
1-10 workers (orange queen) (comes in small white Dirt Box formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $75 (2 available)

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Myrmecocystus navajo [134]
Size: small
0 available

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Myrmecocystus cf. placodops [196]
Size: medium
0 available

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Myrmecocystus testaceus [149]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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Myrmecocystus yuma [197]
Size: small
0 available

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Novomessor cockerelli [232]
Size: large
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $70 (10 available)

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Pheidole gilvescens [192]
Size: tiny
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (3 available)

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Pheidole hyatti [205]
Size: small
0 available

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Pheidole navigans [10]
Size: tiny
0 available

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Pheidole xerophila [107]
Size: tiny
1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (3 available)

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Pogonomyrmex californicus [60]
Size: medium
0 available

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Pogonomyrmex californicus (bicolor) [160]
Size: medium
0 available

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Pogonomyrmex rugosus [113]
Size: medium
1-10 workers (comes in small white Dirt Box formicarium with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $60 (1 available)

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Edited by dspdrew, October 19 2017 - 6:07 AM.

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#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 13 2014 - 6:43 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

 
Pogonomyrmex subnitidus [63]
Size: medium
1-10 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium (older version) with one pyramid liquid feeder) - $40 (1 available)


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Pogonomyrmex tenuispinus [202]
Size: medium
0 available

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Solenopsis molesta [45]
Size: tiny
0 available

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Solenopsis xyloni [66]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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Veromessor pergandei [138]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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#4 Offline antsinmypants - Posted August 19 2014 - 2:13 PM

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Hi, Drew. What is the rationale behind buyers being within a 155 mile radius from your home town?
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#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 19 2014 - 2:48 PM

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How much would you sell just a little fungus of Acromyrmex versicolor for? Just the fungus.



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 19 2014 - 3:31 PM

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Hi, Drew. What is the rationale behind buyers being within a 155 mile radius from your home town?

It's to keep ant species from being taken too far out of their native territory.


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#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 19 2014 - 3:35 PM

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How much would you sell just a little fungus of Acromyrmex versicolor for? Just the fungus.

Well that is all going to depend on how much I have. Right now, I would charge probably 50 dollars for a little 3 mm diameter chunk. You saw how big the fungus garden is, so you can probably do the math. If it was twice the size it is, I would probably charge 25 dollars, and twice that size, 10 dollars, and so on.



#8 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 19 2014 - 3:50 PM

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I can wait till it gets larger.



#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 24 2014 - 8:55 PM

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At this point I would be willing to sell a small piece for 20 bucks.



#10 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 25 2014 - 4:33 PM

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How much Acromyrmex versicolor queens did you get? If you are willing to sell some I presume more than just a couple.



#11 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 28 2014 - 10:04 AM

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I got quite a few. :)



#12 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 5:52 PM

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What do you mean by "quite a few"?



#13 Offline Alza - Posted August 28 2014 - 6:40 PM

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man i gotta get my hands on some of these queens! the leaf cutter and the two fire ants are what I'm going to try and get



#14 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 7:34 PM

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I would study up before getting the Acromyrmex versicolor- they are just about the neediest ants you can get here in Southern California, ever since I found out about them, they have been my focus- I spent most of summer gathering information, and I still failed at getting the fungus needed for their survival. 



#15 Offline Alza - Posted August 28 2014 - 8:23 PM

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he said you could buy the fungus so its all good, right ? also i heard you can feed them rice and it works just as good as leaves, is that true ?



#16 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 8:27 PM

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For the most part, you can actually experiment with anything to see what the accept. Drew uses fish pellets I think. Also, most plants work too, any clippings, as long as it is not a type of plant that is toxic to the fungus- which I know there are a few.



#17 Offline Alza - Posted August 28 2014 - 9:19 PM

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what do solenopsis xyloni eat ?



#18 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 9:21 PM

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Meats, basically anything you would see that moves. Small animals, insects, other ants, they enjoy sugar here and there too.

#19 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 9:25 PM

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All ants need a source of protein, sugars, and water. I can post a more in depth thread if you want, lets leave this one to the ant adoption.

#20 Offline Alza - Posted August 28 2014 - 9:35 PM

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okay. also when will acromyrmex queens be buyable and for how much ?






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