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looking for young Formica fusca queen to adopt. Arizona only please

formica fusca queen adoption arizona

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#1 Offline littlebandicoot - Posted January 12 2018 - 12:14 AM

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Arizona offers only. I would like to pick up only. I'm with in the Tucson area, living 30 miles southeast of Tucson.

I would love to adopt any young queens you may have needing a home. This would be my first ant species. I'm very new to the hobby and have been look for something that won't explode on me population wise, and is with in my means to care for. 

If you would like to know my set up plans, feel free to ask me. I know some people worry about there pets going to new homes and ants can be pets too. 

 

Thanks in advance

Bandi

 


Ants being kept:
Odontomachus clarus Journal
Formica wheeleri 
Camponotus fragilis 
Camponotus festinatus
Novomessor albisetosus
Pogonomyrmex sp. (no ID yet) 
Pheidole Xerophila 
 
 
 
 
Other inverts:
Aphonopelma johnnycashi (Dwarf Tarantula, New Species)
Kukulcania arizonica (Black Hole Spider)

#2 Offline nurbs - Posted January 12 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Went on the GAN page to do a copy and paste for the Arizona listing, and to my surprise they don't have one for your state!

 

http://www.antscanad...-ants-for-sale/

 

Never noticed this. Arizona has so many awesome ants, you'd think it would have lots of farmers. Has there ever been an Arizona GAN farmer in the past? This is mildly shocking.

 

Maybe someone needs to get that Youtuber Paul Juhl to join GAN (and Formiculture)

 

You can reach out to him and see if he has any. Here is his channel:

 

https://www.youtube....tJCS_V3gZg/feed


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#3 Online Batspiderfish - Posted January 12 2018 - 8:51 PM

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You probably won't find Formica fusca -- the black Formica that merchants and hobbyists tend to find in North America are always something else. Just about any fusca or pallidefulva group Formica would be suitable for your needs, though.

I would consider the maximum size of a colony rather than how fast it grows. Formica nests can expand quite a bit over time. There are many ants whose colonies max out in the hundreds, while others do so in the tens of thousands.


Edited by Batspiderfish, January 12 2018 - 9:25 PM.

If you've enjoyed using my expertise and identifications, please do not create undue ecological risk by releasing your ants. The environment which we keep our pet insects is alien and oftentimes unsanitary, so ensure that wild populations stay safe by giving your ants the best care you can manage for the rest of their lives, as we must do with any other pet.

 

Exotic ants are for those who think that vibrant diversity is something you need to pay money to see. It is illegal to transport live ants across state lines.

 

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#4 Offline littlebandicoot - Posted January 13 2018 - 7:52 AM

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You probably won't find Formica fusca -- the black Formica that merchants and hobbyists tend to find in North America are always something else. Just about any fusca or pallidefulva group Formica would be suitable for your needs, though.

I would consider the maximum size of a colony rather than how fast it grows. Formica nests can expand quite a bit over time. There are many ants whose colonies max out in the hundreds, while others do so in the tens of thousands.

 

Thanks for the info.


Ants being kept:
Odontomachus clarus Journal
Formica wheeleri 
Camponotus fragilis 
Camponotus festinatus
Novomessor albisetosus
Pogonomyrmex sp. (no ID yet) 
Pheidole Xerophila 
 
 
 
 
Other inverts:
Aphonopelma johnnycashi (Dwarf Tarantula, New Species)
Kukulcania arizonica (Black Hole Spider)





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