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Dspdrew's Ant Colony Adoption (Southern California)


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#41 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 2 2014 - 4:25 AM

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Myrmecocystus navajo, Myrmecocystus cf. yuma, and possibly Myrmecocystus cf. mimicus.



#42 Offline Alza - Posted September 2 2014 - 4:33 AM

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why are they so expensive ?



#43 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 2 2014 - 6:56 AM

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I'm not sure what "they" is referring to, but I don't even have any price listed on the Myrmecocystus yet. As for everything else, I price these based on how many I have available. Since my primary goal is to catch these and have one or two successful colonies for myself, depending on the chance of me having a successful colony, I decide what I would be willing to take to give one away, and essentially lower that chance. For instance, at this point every Myrmecocystus I have is priceless to me, so even though I have a bunch of them, I don't have any available; same with Acromyrmex.



#44 Offline Alza - Posted September 2 2014 - 7:43 AM

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nvm



#45 Offline LAnt - Posted September 2 2014 - 5:09 PM

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I may have a few Camponotus modoc queens to sell at the end of next May, just to put it out there. Willing to trade for other species.

*In the LA area of course

Greg, weren't you looking for some? (Just curious)


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#46 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 2 2014 - 5:17 PM

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WELCOME BACK LANT!

I will probably have my own by next year... 


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#47 Offline Alza - Posted September 2 2014 - 10:10 PM

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i don't like camponotus 



#48 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 2 2014 - 10:19 PM

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How do you not like camponotus. They are polymorphic with like 3 sizes.
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#49 Offline Alza - Posted September 3 2014 - 3:13 AM

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if they escape they tear down your house, i don't like them. I'm sticking to harvesters, fire ants, and honey pots



#50 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 3 2014 - 5:34 AM

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Around here, very few species of Camponotus do any damage to wood; they don't even nest in it.



#51 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 3 2014 - 6:35 AM

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Yeah, what drew said. Most species like Camponotus vicinus for example nest in soil under rocks.



#52 Offline LAnt - Posted September 4 2014 - 6:27 PM

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not to mention they'll probably get screwed by the aliens



#53 Offline Alza - Posted September 5 2014 - 5:55 AM

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i hear that camponotus vicinus is one of the most common house pests 



#54 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 5 2014 - 7:40 AM

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It nests under rocks.



#55 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 5 2014 - 7:51 AM

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C. vicinus nests in the ground, under rocks, and sometimes in wood. It has been mentioned as one of the known pest species.



#56 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 5 2014 - 2:28 PM

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Camponotus vicinus is probably my favorite, although I would love to get C.modoc, C.absquatulator, C.laevigatus, and C.semitestaceous. <- Instead of having to say it like that we should make a thread for the users of Formiculture goals of 2015.



#57 Offline Alza - Posted September 5 2014 - 2:32 PM

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i don't like Camponotus semitestaceous 



#58 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 5 2014 - 3:12 PM

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They are cool.

#59 Offline Alza - Posted September 5 2014 - 3:15 PM

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wait are those the ones with the bleack heads and yellow body ?



#60 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 5 2014 - 3:29 PM

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Yeah I think they have one of the coolest color in Camponotus, but my favorite has to be C.absquatulator.




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