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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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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
 
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.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must pick the ants up from me in my local area.
  • My prices strictly cover the cost of the collection, rearing, maintenance 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.

If you are interested and don't have an account on this forum, you can email me by clicking HERE.

 

Edited by dspdrew, June 28 2019 - 7:56 PM.

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

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
 
Acromyrmex versicolor [119]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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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 essigi [37]
Size: medium
0 available

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Camponotus fragilis [200]
Size: medium
0 available

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Camponotus laevigatus [173]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (available early August)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $75 (available early August)

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Camponotus quercicola [219]
Size: medium-large
0 available

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Camponotus sansabeanus [144]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (10 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $75 (10 available)

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Camponotus semitestaceus [132]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $25 (10 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $50 (10 available)

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Camponotus vicinus (larger high-elevation variety) [145]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (10 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $75 (10 available)

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Camponotus vicinus (smaller low-elevation variety) [145]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $45 (7 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $70 (7 available)

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Camponotus vicinus (smaller all-black variety) [145]
Size: medium-large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $45 (available early August)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $70 (available early August)

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Camponotus us-ca02 [55]
Size: large
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $65 (10 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $90 (10 available)

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Camponotus sp.1 [172]
Size: medium
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $30 (5 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $55 (5 available)

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

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Crematogaster sp.2 [80]
Size: small
0 available

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

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


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Edited by dspdrew, June 20 2019 - 6:55 PM.

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

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
 
Crematogaster sp.5 [189]
Size: small
0 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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Formica francoeuri [211]
Size: medium
1 queen, 50-100 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $85 (1 available)

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Lasius alienus [67]
Size: small
0 available

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Liometopum occidentale [38]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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

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Myrmecocystus mexicanus [124]
Size: medium-large
0 available

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Myrmecocystus mimicus [217]
Size: small-medium
0 available

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Myrmecocystus navajo [134]
Size: small
0 available

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Myrmecocystus tenuinodis [210]
Size: small
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $65 (3 available)

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Myrmecocystus testaceus [149]
Size: small-medium
1 queen, 50-100 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $105 (1 available)

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Myrmecocystus yuma [197]
0 available

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Novomessor cockerelli [232]
Size: medium-large
0 available

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Nylanderia vividula [120]
Size: tiny
0 available

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Pheidole gilvescens [192]
Size: tiny
0 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
0 available

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

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
 
Prenolepis imparis [228]
Size: small
1 queen, 10-20 workers (comes in small white Dirt Box formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $55 (1 available)

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Pogonomyrmex californicus (desert bicolor variety) [160]
Size: medium
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (1 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $75 (1 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small natural Dirt Box formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $75 (1 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small white Dirt Box formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $75 (1 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in large natural Dirt Box formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $90 (available July)

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Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus [215]
Size: small
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $40 (available late July)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $65 (available late July)

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Pogonomyrmex maricopa [238]
Size: medium
0 available

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Pogonomyrmex rugosus [113]
Size: medium
0 available

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Pogonomyrmex subnitidus [63]
Size: medium
0 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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Temnothorax sp.1 [180]
Size: tiny
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $45 (1 available)
1 queen, 10-20 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $55 (1 available)
1 queen, 50-100 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $95 (1 available)

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Temnothorax sp.2 [181]
Size: tiny
0 available

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Veromessor andrei [138]
Size: medium
0 available

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Veromessor pergandei [138]
Size: small-medium
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in test tube) - $50 (1 available)
1 queen, 1-10 workers (comes in small starter formicarium with 1/2 oz bag of seed mix) - $75 (1 available)

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#5 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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#6 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.



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

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

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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#8 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.



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

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I can wait till it gets larger.



#10 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.



#11 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.



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

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I got quite a few. :)



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

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What do you mean by "quite a few"?



#14 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



#15 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. 



#16 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 ?



#17 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.



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

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what do solenopsis xyloni eat ?



#19 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.

#20 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.




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