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#1 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:09 AM

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Congratulations, Air Conditioner. You have successfully violated the ethical standards of ant keeping by releasing three mature captive colonies into the wild, potentially introducing disease, parasitic infections, etc. into the local environment.
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#2 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:23 AM

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I also thought this, do the parasites and diseases come from the various feeder insects? Also, He didn't have any feeder insects, not sure what he was supposed to do. 


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#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:28 AM

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Possibly, or from their setup, or transferred from their keeper........... Why not let the destructive invasives die such as Anoplolepis gracilipes, Solenopsis geminata, Paratrechina longicornis, etc. instead? They are harmful enough, and it wouldn’t be that unethical to get rid of them. However, I’m just glad he didn’t release THEM.

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#4 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:33 AM

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Wouldn't domesticated feeders be cleaner than outside? Like wild cockroaches wouldn't eat carrot, they'd eat garbage. Also doesn't AC use outside soil? Then the parasites should also be present in the outside soil. I agree with your second point, Asian marauders, weavers are native, and more important to the ecosystem. But I don't think that letting them die would be good, since they are still living things, it isn't THEIR fault that their ancestors were transported by humans. 


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#5 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:34 AM

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I also thought this, do the parasites and diseases come from the various feeder insects? Also, He didn't have any feeder insects, not sure what he was supposed to do. 

Lol what happened to his cockroach farm then? And you can breed feeders.


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#6 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 4 2020 - 6:35 AM

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Exactly, house bred feeders wold be cleaner, apparently AC stocked up on insects and they all got eaten


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#7 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 4 2020 - 7:31 AM

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What I don't understand is why he couldn't have just slowed their intake of insects. The ants would be hungry, but they wouldn't die. And wouldn't they adapt by slowing their brood production?


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#8 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted April 4 2020 - 7:37 AM

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he could have also kept them in a cooler environment... 


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#9 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 7:39 AM

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Yes. Any would’ve been better than releasing them
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#10 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:28 AM

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What I don't understand is why he couldn't have just slowed their intake of insects. The ants would be hungry, but they wouldn't die. And wouldn't they adapt by slowing their brood production?


Cuz publicity.
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#11 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:29 AM

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honestly, he'll get what's coming to him, he's just doing the stupidest crap I've ever seen now, and that includes the AC forums 


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#12 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:42 AM

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I check in on his forum every once and a while. There are almost no people there, and the people who are there have no idea what they’re doing, and have no experienced members to help them out. I pity them; one of these days I might reactivate my old account and give em a hand.
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#13 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:47 AM

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Ant_Dude tried to get people to come to Formiculture and then got banned lol. The Moderator didn't even give a bloody reason :lol:


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#14 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:50 AM

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Ant_Dude tried to get people to come to Formiculture and then got banned lol. The Moderator didn't even give a bloody reason :lol:


No, I tried posting my shop thread there... :lol:
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#15 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 8:53 AM

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I’d at least have the FC link in my signature.
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#16 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 4 2020 - 9:20 AM

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I’d at least have the FC link in my signature.


Mine too! :rofl:
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#17 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 4 2020 - 9:42 AM

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Congratulations, Air Conditioner. You have successfully violated the ethical standards of ant keeping by releasing three mature captive colonies into the wild, potentially introducing disease, parasitic infections, etc. into the local environment.

AHAHAHA, MY DEROGATORY NAME IS CATCHING ON


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#18 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted April 4 2020 - 9:43 AM

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yay


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#19 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted April 4 2020 - 10:34 AM

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Wait, are y'all talking about the April fools thing, or did he actually let ants go?


I accidentally froze all my ants 


#20 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 4 2020 - 10:38 AM

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Wait, are y'all talking about the April fools thing, or did he actually let ants go?

No April fools. He let his Odontomachus, Carebara, and Oecothylla go.


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