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YsTheAnt's Ant Adoption (San Jose) NOW SHIPPING WITHIN CA

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#1 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 20 2018 - 11:42 PM

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Hello, and welcome to my ant adoption. I have the following species for sale, all native to CA. I only accept cash for in person sales, and PayPal for shipments.

I ship certain species within the state, providing that you order a minimum of $25 worth of ants and pay shipping. Those exempted from shipping include ants with more invasive tendencies, such as Tetramorium immigrans.

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Queens (Test tube, no workers):

Species: Prenolepis imparis (set of 2 queens)
Housing: Test tube
Colony size: Queen only
Price: $20 for 2, 1 for $12
Available: 5 packs of 2 queens and 10 singles

Species: Camponotus semitestaceus (DESERT ANTS, NO HIBERNATION!)
Housing: Test tube
Colony size: Queen only w/ Brood
Price: $40
Available: 1 queen

NOTE: I have too many queens than I can care for of Prenolepis imparis this season. If you are interested in buying them in larger quantities or trading for them please message me.

Colonies (1+ fertile queens and workers)

SOLD OUT

I will have much more for sale as the season progresses. If you would like to purchase, PM me and I will respond within 24 hours (unless it's a holiday, my dog ate my phone, or solenopsis stung my fingers).

Edited by YsTheAnt, May 10 2019 - 6:35 AM.

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#2 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 22 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Yes... YsCC incoming

 

I feel like buying it... pricing is definitely good.


Edited by sirjordanncurtis, April 22 2018 - 10:42 AM.


#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 22 2018 - 11:35 AM

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Lol let me know if you want to. I'll have many more queens available soon, I'm hoping for a big flight in my area today and tomorrow.

#4 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 29 2018 - 8:59 PM

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Do u have price ranges for the ants you catch in the future? (Ik it's hard to determine price given unknown collection amounts/details, but are there rough estimates for each species? [from what isn't listed above])



#5 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 29 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Depends on how many I catch. I will probably have pogonomyrmex available this year.

#6 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted May 25 2018 - 4:03 PM

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Update?


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#7 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 25 2018 - 5:07 PM

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Soon! Not many heatwaves yet, so no flights. I did catch some Pogonomyrmex, I will sell them later this year. I'll catch more during their next flight to sell. Expect more in the next month.

#8 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 25 2018 - 5:19 PM

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Upfdate?

Actually I'll add one colony:

Camponotus clarithorax (Five Queen Polygeny!)
1+ workers and brood
Test tube
$250
(SOLD)

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#9 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 29 2018 - 11:15 AM

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More for sale soon! I have been catching quite the number of queens the past few days. In one month I should have some:
- Tetramorium immigrans
- Maybe some pheidole
- Solenopsis molesta

I also am adding one more colony:

Mononomorium Sp.
1 queen and 5+ workers
Test tube
$45

Oh, and reducing the price for the clarithorax to 250 :).

#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 31 2018 - 6:59 AM

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Adding 4 Tetramorium queens, 15/ea :).

#11 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted July 6 2018 - 7:22 PM

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if you have  Solenopsis molesta soon i will be willing to adopt a colony, this has been my dream species.



#12 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 7 2018 - 8:26 PM

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if you have Solenopsis molesta soon i will be willing to adopt a colony, this has been my dream species.

I do actually have some queens with brood. Let me know if you want them.

#13 Offline Saftron - Posted July 27 2018 - 10:08 PM

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Any updates on Pogonomyrmex going up for sale???

Keeping: 2 Tetramorium queens, 1 Camponotus Sansabeanus, 1 Camponotus Clarithorax

Dream Species: Camponotus, Pogonomyrmex or Myrmecocystus.

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#14 Offline Saftron - Posted July 27 2018 - 10:14 PM

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Pogonomyrmex are my dream species and if I’m not able to get ahold of that I’d also love to keep Camponotus.

Keeping: 2 Tetramorium queens, 1 Camponotus Sansabeanus, 1 Camponotus Clarithorax

Dream Species: Camponotus, Pogonomyrmex or Myrmecocystus.

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#15 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 28 2018 - 3:47 AM

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I will have Pogonomyrmex this fall, during their next flight. I will also be adding a colony of C. quercicola, with majors/super majors for $100 soon. The price is high because of how far I had to go to catch them, and how rare they are (7 queens this entire season), at least for me to catch.

I will probably have queens in September or October of Pogonomyrmex if I catch enough, and colonies a month or two after (if all goes according to plan)

#16 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 28 2018 - 3:50 AM

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Also, Pogonomyrmex will be around 15-20 dollars per queen in Fall.

#17 Offline Antking123 - Posted August 7 2018 - 5:06 PM

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Do you know what species of pogonomyrmex cause there seems to be quite alot in California with varying colors and behaviors. 



#18 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted August 7 2018 - 7:58 PM

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Yes, Pogonomyrmex in the occidentalis subgenus (or group, can never get remember the proper classification). Mostly P. subdentatus, but I will probably get more since the spot I look for them at is quite diverse in Pogonomyrmex.

#19 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 12 2019 - 2:59 PM

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Add you have too drive. Thanks for the Liometopum, they are exploding in workers, I’ll need a new formicarium!
You want to catch some Camponotus this weekend if conditions permit?

Edited by Rstheant, March 12 2019 - 3:00 PM.


#20 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 21 2019 - 10:19 AM

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I want the Prenolepis... :(





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