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#1 Offline mallonje - Posted April 15 2018 - 7:18 PM

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I am completely new to the hobby.
 
I had made my own farm back when I was a kid - it was a cocktail olive jar inside a peanut butter jar with sand and about 40 or so worker sugar ants. I recall that setup lasted for almost a year. This led to an interest in keeping insects as pets: various stick bugs, tarantulas, and scorpions, all culminating in the straw that broke my mother's back - madagascar hissing cockroaches. 
 
I stumbled upon AntsCanada while surfing YouTube for science videos out of boredom one snow day and now the kids and I are very interestested in raising local native species this summer.
 
We've already seen one camponotus nuptial flight, and have found some males. But no queens yet. 
 
Any advice is always accepted and would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted April 15 2018 - 7:25 PM

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Welcome to formiculture mallonje


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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 16 2018 - 3:42 AM

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Welcome!

Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

#4 Offline noebl1 - Posted April 16 2018 - 4:44 AM

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Welcome!  I think you PMed me on AC's forums.  

 

For other MA/NH/RI/CT/ME/etc people that see this, follow/join us along here - http://www.formicult...-anting-thread/


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