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Dspdrew's Ant Colony Adoption (Southern California)


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#21 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 ?



#22 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 28 2014 - 10:07 PM

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I can imagine not for a long time, and expensive. The reason it will probably take a while is:

1: Must be confirmed fertile before you can sell it, so it needs to basically get its first worker,

2: He barely has enough fungus for a few of his, so it will take time to grow enough to sell with the queens.

 

   Give it some time, anting requires a lot of patience...



#23 Offline Alza - Posted August 28 2014 - 10:40 PM

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okay, if that's the case ill try and get solenopsis xyloni soon 



#24 Offline Alza - Posted August 29 2014 - 4:30 PM

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but i do have a couple questions about acromyrmex, how much food should they be given a day ? and how fast is colony growth ???



#25 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 29 2014 - 6:26 PM

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I have no idea how fast the colony growth is. As for food, they grow their own food (the fungus). You just provide plenty substrate (leaves, fish pellets, flower petals), and they will use what they need for their garden. This is my first time ever starting a colony of these, and there are not very many other people out there who have either. There is not a lot of information out there on this species. A lot of what I learned, I learned from this guy's journal (http://antfarm.yuku....rmex-versicolor).



#26 Offline Alza - Posted August 29 2014 - 6:29 PM

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ok well i will rely on you to make a website about every species in depth, and how to care for it. 



#27 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 29 2014 - 8:23 PM

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ok well i will rely on you to make a website about every species in depth, and how to care for it. 

 

Even though Drew is like the master of Southern California ants, he can't provide everything just like that.  :D

But really you have to get at least some of the information on your own, and not always rely on others...



#28 Offline Alza - Posted August 29 2014 - 10:50 PM

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that's true, only if i could explore the california's. the only ants ill be getting for along time are these and the ones in Chatsworth 



#29 Offline Alza - Posted August 30 2014 - 12:05 AM

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:(



#30 Offline Alza - Posted August 30 2014 - 4:50 PM

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i wonder when the prices will go down 



#31 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 30 2014 - 7:08 PM

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that's true, only if i could explore the california's. the only ants ill be getting for along time are these and the ones in Chatsworth 

 

Why is that?



#32 Offline Alza - Posted August 30 2014 - 10:39 PM

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I'm scared of rattle snakes, heights, ground  nesting wasps, and mountain lions on the trails and stuff.



#33 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 31 2014 - 3:28 PM

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I haven't seen any of those so far anting. 



#34 Offline Alza - Posted August 31 2014 - 3:44 PM

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your lucky. lol



#35 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 31 2014 - 4:00 PM

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No, they are just uncommon... 



#36 Offline Alza - Posted August 31 2014 - 4:11 PM

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in chatsworth the ground nesting wasps are everywhere and they drop squads! one flung itself at my leg and i hit it off



#37 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 31 2014 - 4:31 PM

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drop squads?



#38 Offline Alza - Posted August 31 2014 - 4:34 PM

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sorry .-. it means they are dominant, and aggresive to humans and other animals. One yellow jacket can drop a squad of honey bees. meaning they can beat them when outnumbered 


they are basically OP=over powered 



#39 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 1 2014 - 9:41 PM

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Which Myrmecocystus mimicus are you planning to sell?

Is it these?

http://forum.formicu...ated-8-19-2014/

And how much?



#40 Offline Alza - Posted September 1 2014 - 9:43 PM

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probably the one he has, which is that one 






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