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Dspdrew's Ant Colony Adoption (Southern California)


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#381 Offline Theantguy14 - Posted September 11 2018 - 8:29 PM

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I am having a debate in my head on if I want to get some ants and what kind, drew where exactly in socal do you live? (City is fine) and also how far is your local area, like maybe a radius around where u live that you would be ok driving to?

Currently keeping:
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Proud owner of a 30 worker C. Fragilis colony, 2 Siberian huskies, 3 cats, 2 fire belly toads, 1 western toad, 1 western fence lizard, 1 Side Blotched Lizard, 1 A. Seemanni tarantula, and a variety of feeders and a couple random inverts.

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#382 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 11 2018 - 9:26 PM

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I only meet at one place in Santa Ana.



#383 Offline Theantguy14 - Posted September 12 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Could you PM me the address, I am still not 100% certain which species I'm getting, but I definetly want one of the camponotus fragilis in the starter formicarium, and I am still debating on whether to get the dorymyrmex insanus or just save money for something else.

Currently keeping:
Loads of founding queens
Proud owner of a 30 worker C. Fragilis colony, 2 Siberian huskies, 3 cats, 2 fire belly toads, 1 western toad, 1 western fence lizard, 1 Side Blotched Lizard, 1 A. Seemanni tarantula, and a variety of feeders and a couple random inverts.

Check out my youtube!
https://youtube.com/...shHP2FhJwAbzunA

Have a great day!


#384 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 12 2018 - 4:35 PM

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Could you PM me the address, I am still not 100% certain which species I'm getting, but I definetly want one of the camponotus fragilis in the starter formicarium, and I am still debating on whether to get the dorymyrmex insanus or just save money for something else.

 

The best thing to do is send me a message if you are interested in anything. Sorry, the Dorymyrmex isn't available anymore. I forgot to update that listing.



#385 Offline Theantguy14 - Posted September 22 2018 - 9:36 PM

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I PMed you, let me know if you are available tomorrow at 12am

Edited by Theantguy14, September 22 2018 - 9:37 PM.

Currently keeping:
Loads of founding queens
Proud owner of a 30 worker C. Fragilis colony, 2 Siberian huskies, 3 cats, 2 fire belly toads, 1 western toad, 1 western fence lizard, 1 Side Blotched Lizard, 1 A. Seemanni tarantula, and a variety of feeders and a couple random inverts.

Check out my youtube!
https://youtube.com/...shHP2FhJwAbzunA

Have a great day!


#386 Offline lilian - Posted October 5 2018 - 11:42 AM

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I live in Irvine, where is your address, Is this still avaliable?1 queen, 20-30 workers (comes in large natural Dirt Box formicarium with one liquid feeder) - $135 (1 available)

#387 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 14 2018 - 5:55 PM

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Hey Drew, where do you catch the novemessor? I live in Cupertino, but I don’t mind driving far. I bought ants from Nurbs.

#388 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 15 2018 - 9:41 AM

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Amazing photos! Love the close shots. Where do you catch the Acromyrmex queens?

#389 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 15 2018 - 9:43 AM

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Will the tunnels in a large, natural dirt box collapse if I put a 100+ Andrei colony in it?

#390 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 15 2018 - 12:03 PM

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Will the tunnels in a large, natural dirt box collapse if I put a 100+ Andrei colony in it?

 

It probably won't collapse, but will eventually all be piled in the center. I have two colonies with well over 100 workers in large Dirt Boxes, and there is almost nothing left to tunnel in. :lol: I guess it makes sense when looking at their nests in the wild. I'm probably going to be moving them into something they can't dig in.



#391 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 3 2018 - 7:57 PM

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Now available

 

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

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I have three colonies of these and they're all doing so well, I need to sell one of them.


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#392 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted November 4 2018 - 1:32 PM

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Any of yours have repletes yet?

#393 Offline Kalidas - Posted November 4 2018 - 1:52 PM

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That queen looks beautiful... Love that gaster color

#394 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 4 2018 - 2:51 PM

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Any of yours have repletes yet?

 

Yes, quite a few.



#395 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted November 4 2018 - 7:40 PM

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Wow can you please post some pics :)

#396 Offline Rstheant - Posted November 27 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Do you still have the acromyrmex available? If so, could you please hold it for me. I might be in LA soon and would like to buy it. Thank you.

#397 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 28 2018 - 1:06 AM

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Do you still have the acromyrmex available? If so, could you please hold it for me. I might be in LA soon and would like to buy it. Thank you.

 

I added you to the waiting list.



#398 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 29 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Now available

 

Acromyrmex versicolor [119]
Size: small-medium

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1 Chamber Formicarium 3 Chamber Formicarium 8 Chamber Formicarium
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#399 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 27 2019 - 8:47 AM

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Now available
 
Camponotus essigi (available) [37]
Size: medium

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Prenolepis imparis (available) [228]
Size: small

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Temnothorax sp.1 (available) [180]
Size: tiny

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#400 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 27 2019 - 11:08 AM

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Is the C.essigi healthy, or did you catch some more?




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