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#401 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 10 2019 - 11:00 AM

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Lol I have three spots, one of them is so huge that 10 people could go and get queens, and it's closer to most people on this thread. The one I go to is way South so it's only convenient for me.

#402 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 10 2019 - 1:53 PM

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Lol I have three spots, one of them is so huge that 10 people could go and get queens, and it's closer to most people on this thread. The one I go to is way South so it's only convenient for me.

Dang. I think I know the other place you’re talking about too.

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x1 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 


#403 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 10 2019 - 3:05 PM

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The mystery continues... ( dadum chhh) :lol:
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


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#404 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 10 2019 - 4:29 PM

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Haha. Seriously though, if anyone wants to know message me and the spots yours. I just don't want to post it out in the open so the entire world knows where to find it, ya know?

#405 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 10 2019 - 8:31 PM

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Same place where you went to get Pogonomyrmex :). If anyone wants to know where message me and I'll give you the location, it's plenty big for many people just don't want to post it publicly.

Are the nests and workers obvious? I must be blind :|

 

Edit: the only other ants besides Pogonomyrmex I saw were huge Camponotus majors lol


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#406 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 10 2019 - 8:39 PM

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Same place where you went to get Pogonomyrmex :). If anyone wants to know where message me and I'll give you the location, it's plenty big for many people just don't want to post it publicly.

Are the nests and workers obvious? I must be blind :|

Edit: the only other ants besides Pogonomyrmex I saw were huge Camponotus majors lol

Lol the nests are only active sunset and into the night. You won't know they exist till the sun sets and all of a sudden there are thousands of them everywhere.

#407 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 11 2019 - 6:33 PM

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Or until they sting you... :lol:

Same place where you went to get Pogonomyrmex :). If anyone wants to know where message me and I'll give you the location, it's plenty big for many people just don't want to post it publicly.

Are the nests and workers obvious? I must be blind :|
Edit: the only other ants besides Pogonomyrmex I saw were huge Camponotus majors lol

Lol the nests are only active sunset and into the night. You won't know they exist till the sun sets and all of a sudden there are thousands of them everywhere.

My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


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#408 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 11 2019 - 7:17 PM

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Myrmecocustus don't sting :lol:

#409 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 13 2019 - 10:50 PM

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YS, do you think tonight’s temperature increase to about 59-61 degrees will cause flights?

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x1 Lasius alienus

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#410 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 14 2019 - 7:56 AM

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YS, do you think tonight’s temperature increase to about 59-61 degrees will cause flights?


Doubtful. It's a bit to cold and windy for anything quite yet. Once this whole atmospheric river thing passes, hopefully it will get much warmer.

#411 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 14 2019 - 8:52 AM

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Yeah, I don’t know why I even asked that lol

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x1 Camponotus hyatti 

x1 Lasius alienus

x1 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 


#412 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 14 2019 - 3:39 PM

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Myrmecocustus don't sting :lol:


I was talking about them Pogonomyrmex with the nasty sting that makes adults whimper like a 3 year old, yeah, good memories... :lol:
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#413 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 14 2019 - 3:42 PM

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Myrmecocustus don't sting :lol:

I was talking about them Pogonomyrmex with the nasty sting that makes adults whimper like a 3 year old, yeah, good memories... :lol:

But in the post you quoted I was referring to Myrmecocustus haha.
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#414 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 14 2019 - 4:42 PM

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Um, okayyy... :D
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#415 Online EthanNgo678 - Posted February 14 2019 - 8:36 PM

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Quick question, are Vemomesser clausteral? 



#416 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 14 2019 - 9:01 PM

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Veromessor andrei, no. Veromessor pergandei, yes.

#417 Online EthanNgo678 - Posted February 15 2019 - 6:42 AM

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Ok thanks, I think I have andrei so what should I feed them during this time?



#418 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 15 2019 - 7:51 AM

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I doubt you have andrei. They don't fly this time of year. If you do, Kentucky bluegrass and Poppy seeds with the occasional cricket leg works great.

#419 Offline xXApexFuzeXx - Posted February 15 2019 - 2:41 PM

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Guys whoever is going around digging up nests please stop, couple of the locations I ant at were posted here and people attempted to dig up adult nests....Please for the sake of nature and ant keepers don't try to dig up mature nests...



#420 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 15 2019 - 2:46 PM

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None of the long time members on this thread is responsible for the destruction. I am sorry if I made anyone feel accused, and it was the person doing the accusing that was responsible for the destruction.

Edited by YsTheAnt, February 16 2019 - 9:35 PM.





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