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Tennessee Ant Keepers


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#1 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted June 22 2017 - 11:30 AM

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I've been trying to reach out to others that are ant keeping or want to start and keeping in my state of Tennessee on a different forum. I'm hoping I might have better luck on this forum :-). Anyway if there is anyone in my state please feel free to message me. Me and a friend are trying to spread the trend of in keeping in our state and are just trying to make more friends.
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Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#2 Offline sgheaton - Posted June 22 2017 - 12:27 PM

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I'm a Colorado Anter but will admit I like the e-mail train we've got going of just Colorado Anters and then a thread as well. Zero and myself were the only 2 in Colorado last year and now this year we are up to.... 6? Maybe 8? You've taken a step in a good direction by posting on this site! :P



#3 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted June 22 2017 - 2:07 PM

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I have been a member of this site for some months now. I have been looking all over the antscanada Forum and found one person and that was by sheer luck because I accidentally clicked on their name and seen their location. I have already came across one other person in Tennessee right after I made this post so I'm hoping they will message me back. I've been meaning to make a post like this on this website for a couple weeks now but just been putting it off I guess. Hopefully I'll have more luck with this website than the other.

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#4 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted June 26 2017 - 7:42 PM

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Been 4 days no action yet. I know there's more of us Tennesseans out there keeping ants LOL.

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#5 Offline DrYabadaba - Posted July 2 2017 - 2:09 PM

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Hey! I've been watching AntsCanada for a few months, and I'm hooked. I'm in middle Tennessee, and would love to be able to start keeping ants! I'm looking for local connections because I have no idea what I'm doing :P

#6 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted July 2 2017 - 2:40 PM

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Yay finally somebody else from Tennessee. I was actually in Middle Tennessee last night picking up a couple Queens from a friend. I've got one other person I know and me and him have become pretty good friends. He lives in Spring Hill. If you want download the app Slack and send me your email and you can join our ant communication that way. It's just me and him as of right now and we are trying to get more people from Tennessee involved. We talk about everything ant related. I'm so excited to meet somebody else finally LOL

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#7 Offline DrYabadaba - Posted July 2 2017 - 2:43 PM

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Sweet! I'd love to be able to start my own colony. Maybe someone you know has some queens?

Edited by DrYabadaba, July 2 2017 - 2:48 PM.


#8 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted July 2 2017 - 2:46 PM

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Adding you now :-)

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#9 Offline Hidden_Hatch - Posted July 2 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Hey! I am from TN too. I was looking for info about TN ants and this poped up. TN Antman I live very close to Spring Hill. I am very new to the hobby. I have caught my first few queens and have a few eggs but I don't know the genus yet?!? Hope to hear from y'all.
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#10 Offline DrYabadaba - Posted July 2 2017 - 8:19 PM

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Edited by DrYabadaba, July 2 2017 - 8:32 PM.


#11 Offline ianlee74 - Posted July 2 2017 - 8:52 PM

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Hey! I am from TN too. I was looking for info about TN ants and this poped up. TN Antman I live very close to Spring Hill. I am very new to the hobby. I have caught my first few queens and have a few eggs but I don't know the genus yet?!? Hope to hear from y'all.

 

 @Hidden_Hatch, Howdy! DM me or xTNxANTMANx your email address and we'll add you to our Slack team where we plan outings.


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#12 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted July 2 2017 - 8:59 PM

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I actually just PMed Hidden_Hatch lol
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Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#13 Offline Hidden_Hatch - Posted July 2 2017 - 10:09 PM

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-xtnxantmanx I just sent you my email. I look forward to talking with you guys.

#14 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted July 2 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Yea, I sent you an invite. I'm on my way to bed though so I'll definately talk to you tomorrow! ...wow 2 new TN people...in one day...this is awesome!!! :-)

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#15 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted July 13 2017 - 5:06 AM

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Just doing a bump...gotta find those Tennessee Ant Keepers :-)
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Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#16 Offline CaptainFaux - Posted August 14 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Hey!

I've been watching AC pretty heavily recently and I'd absolutely love to get in to ant keeping. I have some aquariums that I've torn down after consolidating to a 55 community tank that I want to do something with.

Unlike almost every other animal I've kept, I understand intimately how important it is to keep local insects only... thus Id love to connect with you guys!

I'll go ahead and grab slack and send y'all a DM! Hope to hear from ya soon
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#17 Offline AntChamber - Posted August 25 2017 - 9:35 AM

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I am new to Nashville and to ant keeping. I am looking for queens and not having much luck if any of you are interested in sharing advice. I am hoping it isn't too late in the year to find some!

 

Also, I think I know the answer, but have any of you found any AAC/ytong/hebel to make a nest out of?



#18 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted August 25 2017 - 3:55 PM

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AntChamber, I just sent you a pm. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Edited by xTNxANTMANx, August 25 2017 - 3:56 PM.

Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#19 Offline xTNxANTMANx - Posted September 25 2017 - 2:13 AM

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Basically just posting to bump this...hope to hear from more TN antkeepers!!! Our Slack community is slowly growing!!! XD yay


Keeping:
Aphaenogaster fulva
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi 

Crematogaster missouriensis

Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tapinoma sessile (released)
Tetramorium caspitum x2
Unknown species x1


#20 Offline themant - Posted October 12 2017 - 12:29 AM

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Hey I live in TN and I am looking into getting my own queen and really want to get my own colony.


Edited by themant, October 12 2017 - 12:31 AM.





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