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Cephalotes Ssp. Good for beginners?


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#21 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 14 2018 - 11:48 AM

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Oh huh. I didn't know Pogonomyrmex occidentalis was allowed. But yes they are native to some parts of Canada.



#22 Offline rbarreto - Posted June 14 2018 - 7:23 PM

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Ok then. Chill out.

Just trying to help you out buddy....


My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#23 Offline DrygonKing - Posted June 19 2018 - 8:04 AM

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Ok then. Chill out.

Just trying to help you out buddy....

Sorry I snapped. I’m very stressed and having trouble at school. PAT Exams are this week too. So I’m sorry if I am rude or abrupt.
Current Queens:
Formica sp (Parasitic) (1)
Formica argentea (3)
Myrmica sp (2) (all have workers!)
Lasius subumbratus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Formica fusca
Lasius neoniger


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#24 Offline anttics - Posted June 19 2018 - 8:17 AM

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I noticed in your signature you mention that you want to keep Carebara diversa, Myrmecocystus, and Odontomachus. Unfortunately what LC3 said applies to these species as well and unless you plan on moving or somehow acquire a permit you will not be able to keep these species.


I would not worry much about those species. Exempt carebara diversa. They would lay waste to native ants. They have the swaming ability with tiny workers. And campomotus jaw power with their super majors.

#25 Offline Serafine - Posted June 19 2018 - 8:35 AM

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Carebara are super fragile though. It's unlikely they can survive in the wild, most of them can't even survive in captivity.


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#26 Offline DrygonKing - Posted June 19 2018 - 8:35 AM

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I understand the risk. That is why that list is more like a wish list than a I’m getting this next week list. And if I do acquire a Carabara diversa colony I would be extremely careful to not let them out. And as I said I have a friend who has been keeping ants for ever who could take them off my hands if they prove to be to hard

Edited by DrygonKing, June 19 2018 - 8:37 AM.

Current Queens:
Formica sp (Parasitic) (1)
Formica argentea (3)
Myrmica sp (2) (all have workers!)
Lasius subumbratus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Formica fusca
Lasius neoniger


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.




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