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#1 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 6:49 AM

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I've had a fascination for keeping ants for a while and have 6 colonies at the moment however 5 of them are still in the founding stages but that's fine watching them grow is pretty cool even though it takes ages. I have 2 Tetramorium colonies, a Crematogaster Cerasi colony, Lasius Alienus, Lasius Neoniger, and a Formica Subsericea. I generally don't like putting ant colonies into a formicarium but into a terrarium cause it seems more naturalistic also coz I like plants and wild related stuff. most probably not gonna contribute much to the community cause I'm still a newbie at ant keeping.


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#4 Offline Penguin - Posted April 9 2018 - 12:33 PM

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Welcome to the forum, we have a couple Canadians here and a few are from Ontario, like myself. :D I hope your experience on this forum is good overall.


I'm here to learn, mostly. 

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#5 Offline Lazarus - Posted April 9 2018 - 2:35 PM

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Welcome Ken. Glad to hear from another Ontarioan (is that even a word? :) )

 

Looking forward to seeing photos and updates of your colonies. Be sure to add yourself to the Member Map as it makes an ideal tool to find local anters. We're pretty sparse on the map now but I know that not everyone uses it. My hope is that some day there will be enough of us to make it worthwhile to meetup and even trade. Still a newbie myself but I've learned so much over the last year and most of it right here.

 

Ontario is pretty big. Were are you exactly if you don't mind my asking?


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#6 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 3:38 PM

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Welcome Ken. Glad to hear from another Ontarioan (is that even a word? :) )

 

Looking forward to seeing photos and updates of your colonies. Be sure to add yourself to the Member Map as it makes an ideal tool to find local anters. We're pretty sparse on the map now but I know that not everyone uses it. My hope is that some day there will be enough of us to make it worthwhile to meetup and even trade. Still a newbie myself but I've learned so much over the last year and most of it right here.

 

Ontario is pretty big. Were are you exactly if you don't mind my asking?

mississauga, added to the map


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#7 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 9 2018 - 4:51 PM

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Welcome Ken. Glad to hear from another Ontarioan (is that even a word? :) )

 

Looking forward to seeing photos and updates of your colonies. Be sure to add yourself to the Member Map as it makes an ideal tool to find local anters. We're pretty sparse on the map now but I know that not everyone uses it. My hope is that some day there will be enough of us to make it worthwhile to meetup and even trade. Still a newbie myself but I've learned so much over the last year and most of it right here.

 

Ontario is pretty big. Were are you exactly if you don't mind my asking?

mississauga, added to the map

 

I've always wanted to try one of those Annual Ant Togethers like the NJers have been doing since I started anting



#8 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 5:15 PM

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Welcome Ken. Glad to hear from another Ontarioan (is that even a word? :) )

 

Looking forward to seeing photos and updates of your colonies. Be sure to add yourself to the Member Map as it makes an ideal tool to find local anters. We're pretty sparse on the map now but I know that not everyone uses it. My hope is that some day there will be enough of us to make it worthwhile to meetup and even trade. Still a newbie myself but I've learned so much over the last year and most of it right here.

 

Ontario is pretty big. Were are you exactly if you don't mind my asking?

mississauga, added to the map

 

I've always wanted to try one of those Annual Ant Togethers like the NJers have been doing since I started anting

 

yeah that would be awesome but I'm still a newbie so i don't know what ill be talking about



#9 Online LC3 - Posted April 9 2018 - 5:18 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.


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#10 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 5:45 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario



#11 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 5:58 PM

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do I get free colonies on my birthday? coz its this coming Saturday and nothing makes a better present than a colony XD



#12 Offline Lazarus - Posted April 9 2018 - 6:11 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.


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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.

 

We have

 

Yours Truly

Lazarus

Antsinmy-something- (He's from London)

Mercutia

007... (something like that)

MaxGen

Realgar

Ken14400

Penguin

Canadant

AntsOntario

DeanK(tho he's been inactive)

Roachant

 

And there are a lot more



#14 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 6:51 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.

 

you can't bring ants from BC to Ontario right? Or is it legal to ship ants between countries in Canada?



#15 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 9 2018 - 6:52 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.

 

you can't bring ants from BC to Ontario right? Or is it legal to ship ants between countries in Canada?

 

It is legal



#16 Offline ken14400 - Posted April 9 2018 - 6:56 PM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.

 

you can't bring ants from BC to Ontario right? Or is it legal to ship ants between countries in Canada?

 

It is legal

 

Very nice so I guess I can get a wider variety of species??



#17 Offline Jerky93 - Posted April 16 2018 - 5:03 AM

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Welcome to FC :D greetings from the other side of the country.

feel like there's more ant farmers in BC Canada then in Ontario

 

 

Well going by the map we're ahead 5 to 4. :)

 

But in all seriousness, that is why I hope all the others Map themselves as I suspect there are others who have not opted in. If the numbers warrant (based on the map filling out) maybe we can really have a get together some day.

 

Even though I'm in Ottawa, I get to Toronto every few months and even to Waterloo as of last year since I have a son attending university there. I was just through Toronto and Mississauga 2 weekends ago and will be going back in another two weeks. Just to say that someday a meet may be possible.

 

I'm originally from Montreal and go back quite often.  Recently revisited the Montreal insectarium with the incredible Atta ant exhibit and even met the maintainer Dominic Ouellette, who was briefly featured in Mikey's AntsCanada video when he visited. Had a nice long chat with him an learned a few things about their setup and the ants themselves.

 

We have

 

Yours Truly

Lazarus

Antsinmy-something- (He's from London)

Mercutia

007... (something like that)

MaxGen

Realgar

Ken14400

Penguin

Canadant

AntsOntario

DeanK(tho he's been inactive)

Roachant

 

And there are a lot more

 

don't forget me! :D


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#18 Online rbarreto - Posted April 19 2018 - 5:24 AM

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That's way more Ontario members than I thought, should we start an Ontario anting thread like a lot of the states have?


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#19 Offline Jerky93 - Posted April 19 2018 - 5:55 AM

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That's way more Ontario members than I thought, should we start an Ontario anting thread like a lot of the states have?

 

That's way more Ontario members than I thought, should we start an Ontario anting thread like a lot of the states have?

 

I would like that considering all of us should start seeing flights very soon :D






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