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You knew this was coming.... Pogonomyrmex occidentalis


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#1 Offline Ants4fun - Posted August 11 2019 - 6:16 AM

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Probably going to be the first thread of many, but I believe we are permitted to ship and receive queens and colonies of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis across state lines. So, If anyone has any extra queens or colonies, I’m interested. Might be understandable to wait a few days or something.
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#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 11 2019 - 8:54 AM

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Yep. Definitely saw this coming :lol: .
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#3 Offline kingz2015 - Posted August 11 2019 - 10:26 AM

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Me too
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#4 Offline Silq - Posted August 11 2019 - 10:49 PM

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Where is uncle Milton when you need him

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#5 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 15 2019 - 1:53 PM

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So this is legal and possible now? Sign me up!


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#6 Offline Ender Ants - Posted August 17 2019 - 2:39 PM

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Same here!


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#7 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 17 2019 - 3:21 PM

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I think antkeeping might really explode as a hobby now, if this species can just be bought like any other pet. And these are the classic "ant farm" ants, right, so there's already an industry of sorts setup around them.


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 17 2019 - 5:31 PM

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I bought a "advanced colony" off of tarheelants.


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#9 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 17 2019 - 6:34 PM

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I bought a "advanced colony" off of tarheelants.


Tell us how it goes! Was it reasonably priced?

#10 Offline PacificNorthWestern - Posted August 17 2019 - 6:37 PM

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its 60 buck to buy a normal queen with eggs and its comes with a minihearth. if you want more workers it cost more


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#11 Offline PacificNorthWestern - Posted August 17 2019 - 7:34 PM

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its 30 more dollars for 2-6 more ants



#12 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 18 2019 - 5:27 AM

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its 60 buck to buy a normal queen with eggs and its comes with a minihearth. if you want more workers it cost more

I didn't think the mini hearth was free with it? Then again, I already have one so I didn't pay attention to that.



#13 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 18 2019 - 5:28 AM

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I bought a "advanced colony" off of tarheelants.


Tell us how it goes! Was it reasonably priced?

 

It will be in my journal. I don't think its reasonably priced, but some other people might. That's just my opinion.


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#14 Offline PacificNorthWestern - Posted August 18 2019 - 7:32 AM

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its 60 buck to buy a normal queen with eggs and its comes with a minihearth. if you want more workers it cost more

I didn't think the mini hearth was free with it? Then again, I already have one so I didn't pay attention to that.

 

 

yea at first i thought it did, my bad. It's a extra 40 buckets buy it in a minihearth



#15 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 18 2019 - 8:02 AM

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It comes in a genesis test tube if you don’t get a mini hearth.

#16 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 18 2019 - 8:30 AM

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I just ordered my "advanced colony". Can't wait.


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#17 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 18 2019 - 9:02 AM

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Not to be a downer, but I hope the native populations can sustain the demand of an entire nation ordering Pogonomyrmex queens.
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#18 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 18 2019 - 9:14 AM

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They most likely can. There are so many colonies, which produce so many alates, they should be fine.

Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#19 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 18 2019 - 9:30 AM

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Not to be a downer, but I hope the native populations can sustain the demand of an entire nation ordering Pogonomyrmex queens.

Tarheelants is taking brood from colonies that will be killed by an apartment complex being built.
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#20 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted August 18 2019 - 9:32 AM

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I bought a "advanced colony" off of tarheelants.

I've been considering that, it just seems a bit expensive. Let me know if it's worth it.






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