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Antking123's Ant Adoption: San Jose Bay Area

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#1 Offline Antking123 - Posted August 21 2018 - 3:05 PM

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Welcome to my ant adoption page! You must be willing to drive to the Bay Area and pay in cash. Private message me if you are interested in buying a colony. These are the following species that I have for sale.

Updated 8/17/19

 

Formica Moki (Medium-Large size, +thousand workers every couple months, NO HIBERNATION)

Size: Queen and 7000+ workers

Housing: Large Omni nest and Large Outworld

price: $550

Available: 1

 

 

Camponotus Clarithorax(Medium size, NO HIBERNATION)

Size: Queen and 3-10 workers(Medium size, NO HIBERNATION)

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $65

Available: 1

 

 

 

Camponotus Hyatti

Size: Queen and 3-10 workers

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $60

Available: 1

 

 

 

Crazy Ants(Medium size, very fast growing, NO HIBERNATION)

Size: Queen and 1-10 workers

Housing: Original Test tube portal and test tubes

price: $160

Available: 1

 

Formica Integroides(Large slave-raider ants, Very fast growing, NO HIBERNATION)

Size: Queen and 20-30+ ants

Housing: Large THA custom formicarium

price: $180

Available: 1

 

 

 

Nylanderia Vividula(tiny, fast growing)

Size: Queen and 5-10 workers

Housing: Test tube

price: $45

Available: 1

 

 

Prenolepis Imparis

Size: 2 Queens and 10-20 workers   

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $90

Available: 2

 

 

Prenolepis Imparis

Size: 3 Queens and 10-20 workers

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $130

Available: 1

 

 

 

Tetramorium Immigrans

Size: Queen and 6000-10000 workers

Housing: Large THA custom formicarium with large outworld

price: $350

Available: 1

 

 

 

Veromessor Pergandei(NO HIBERNATION)

Size: Queen and 1-10 workers

Housing: Test tube

price: $70

Available: 2

 

 

 

Veromessor Pergandei(Polygynous, NO HIBERNATION)

Size: 2 Queens and 3-10 workers

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $120

Available: 1

 

 

 

Veromessor Pergandei(VERY RARE Polygynous 3 QUEEN/BEST COLONY)

Size: 3 Queens and 30-60 workers

Housing: Large Glass test tube

price: $200 SALE WAS $250

Available: 1


Edited by Antking123, August 17 2019 - 4:35 PM.


#2 Offline Antking123 - Posted September 16 2018 - 3:40 PM

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Adding a colony of Brachymyrmex P.

 

Brachymyrmex P.

Size: Queen and 10+ workers

Housing: test tube

Price: $30

Available: 1



#3 Offline ib513 - Posted October 5 2018 - 5:01 PM

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Do you still have any available (queen with workers) if so I am interested.



#4 Offline Antking123 - Posted October 6 2018 - 9:22 PM

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2 Nylanderia vividula colonies with 10-20 workers



#5 Offline Antking123 - Posted October 27 2018 - 5:02 PM

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Adding Formica

 

Formica Moki

Size: Queen and 10-15 workers (Medium-Large, Very fast growing)

Housing: Test tube

Price: $75

Available: 1

Sold
Formica Moki

Edited by Antking123, November 11 2018 - 4:18 PM.


#6 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 28 2018 - 10:38 AM

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Do you have photos?

#7 Offline Antking123 - Posted October 31 2018 - 6:51 PM

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Do you have photos?

Yes but I don't know how to get an image on here

 

Edit: Nevermind got it


Edited by Antking123, November 2 2018 - 7:19 PM.


#8 Offline Saftron - Posted June 5 2019 - 5:40 PM

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Do you still have colonies for sale?


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

Dream Species: Camponotus, Pogonomyrmex or Myrmecocystus.

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#9 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 9 2019 - 9:40 AM

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Do you still have colonies for sale?

Just the Camponotus Sansabeanus. I also have a large Formica colony, but I would not recommend it for beginners as it's population is huge.


Edited by Antking123, June 21 2019 - 11:50 AM.


#10 Offline 500miles - Posted June 24 2019 - 7:46 PM

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"Honeypot Ants(EXTREMELY RARE)

Size: Queen and 3-4 new male alates(Very Rare Occurrence)

*This is something that should not happen and is highly valuable as these males can go on to mate with queen alates/unmated queens you have*"

 

 

Doesn't this technically mean its infertile?


Edited by 500miles, June 24 2019 - 7:48 PM.

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#11 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 24 2019 - 9:54 PM

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Doubt it's even Myrmecocustus. From the pictures you sent me it's an infertile Prenolepis queen that is producing males. Not valuable at all, you can't start a colony with them and captive breeding Myrmecocustus has never been done unfortunately.
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#12 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 30 2019 - 9:16 AM

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No, it does not always mean its infertile. Unfertilized eggs can sometimes become males, but it is very rare. In addition, I was not selling it as a colony, but as a male producing colony which is valued. I used all the males for artificial mating and they mated with females that had trophic eggs. Although the queen might not be fertile the males are. 



#13 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted June 30 2019 - 9:53 AM

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No, it does not always mean its infertile. Unfertilized eggs can sometimes become males, but it is very rare. In addition, I was not selling it as a colony, but as a male producing colony which is valued. I used all the males for artificial mating and they mated with females that had trophic eggs. Although the queen might not be fertile the males are. 

 

Unfertilized eggs are always male. That's how a colony produces male alates. It's just that when a queen has been fertilized, her eggs have a near 100% chance of being able to develop, including both infertile and fertile eggs. However, when a queen has not been fertilized, her eggs only have around a 10% chance of being able to develop, and that 10% chance results in males. Also, I don't see how you would know if a female had trophic eggs...



#14 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted June 30 2019 - 9:54 AM

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btw, did you formica colony get 5000 workers in 8 months?



#15 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 30 2019 - 4:01 PM

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btw, did you formica colony get 5000 workers in 8 months?

Hell no its years old and it does get around 1000 workers in a few months, but that is at this stage of the colony. Formica are the fastest growing ants next to the obvious solenopsis it only takes a month to go from egg to worker(with heat and for the common minors). Every January this queen lays thousands of eggs because it fills the whole fortress which they outgrew. I have to take drastic measures to control their numbers like reducing food because when they do have their little break outs all hell breaks loose with the formic acid fumes flooding the air and the small amount of formic acid in their bites. 

Unfertilized eggs also do not always produce males most of the time they are trophic eggs which are noticeable by being clear or white/pale. You clarified this is your response also in some species, workers can produce males. Its probably one of the easiest things to see the difference between fertilized eggs and trophic eggs simply the color which even Wikipedia gets right  :D



#16 Offline southbayanter - Posted June 30 2019 - 4:10 PM

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The colony with only males will die as males are useless and do no work for the colony. Definitely not Honey pots and I advise you to remove your listing before handing it to some newbie who doesnt know what they are doing.



#17 Offline Antking123 - Posted June 30 2019 - 5:59 PM

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The colony with only males will die as males are useless and do no work for the colony. Definitely not Honey pots and I advise you to remove your listing before handing it to some newbie who doesnt know what they are doing.

 

I did a long time ago. I don't know where you came from, but all you had to do was read the top of page mate and the comments that were literally right before yours. They also will not die if you feed them. This is what some experienced ant keepers do to manage their queens a practice very common in Canada where people can get hundreds of queens in just their yard alone. I suggest before you leave a foolish comment do a little research yourself or ask around with people who have plenty of experience in this field/hobby.


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