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#1 Offline Tfisupe - Posted May 4 2020 - 1:55 PM

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My atta recently lost their fungus! I need a chunk of fungus for them to restart PLEASE!?!?
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#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 4 2020 - 1:59 PM

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My atta recently lost their fungus! I need a chunk of fungus for them to restart PLEASE!?!?

Where did you get Atta? I thought you were located in WA?


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#3 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted May 4 2020 - 2:00 PM

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You might get more responses if you use a more specific title.


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I like Enya and Lingua Ignota   :warning:                                               

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#4 Offline Thunder_Birds - Posted May 4 2020 - 2:31 PM

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Lol


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#5 Offline AntsDakota - Posted May 4 2020 - 3:12 PM

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Like, “Help! Need fungus for Atta colony!”.
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#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 4 2020 - 4:13 PM

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I smell an illegal smell. You said you were in NY...


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#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 4 2020 - 4:23 PM

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I smell an illegal smell. You said you were in NY...

I thought it was WA.


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#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 4 2020 - 4:25 PM

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I smell a stupid smell. It is Washington.


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#9 Offline AntsDakota - Posted May 4 2020 - 5:23 PM

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Oh, hmm............ I do smell something a little fishy.............. it's sorta making me antsy.................  :lol:


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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version
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#10 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 4 2020 - 6:18 PM

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Just checked your post history and you are in WA. This is 100% illegal and you have just been busted. What do you have to say for yourself?

Edited by Manitobant, May 4 2020 - 6:18 PM.

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Colony wish list:

Solenopsis invicta
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Polyergus mexicanus
Harpagoxenus canadensis
Temnothorax Americanus

#11 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 4 2020 - 7:09 PM

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Yeah, this is totally not fishy............................. Not at all.................... Totally not illegal if they don't have a permit......................
 

On that note, they may have a permit, so don't go all out on the "busted" front.

 

Of course, that is highly unlikely, the former situation isn't though........


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Colonies:Nylanderia vividula, Lasius cf. americanus,
Founding queens: Camponotus hyatti/sayi, Temnothorax nevadensis, Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Pheidole navigans.

 

Species I would like to acquire soon(as in 2-5 months): Hypoponera species, Camponotus species that is not in the Myrmentoma subgenus, Solenopsis molesta, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Temnothorax nevadensis(to restart), Manica invidia, Myrmica sp., Crematogaster sp., Acanthomyops, Lasius brevicornis, Formica argentea, Formica aserva, Leptothorax sp., Formica perpilosa, and Tetramorium immigrans.

About 10 of those species I have already caught queens of before, and likely will again.

 

         A good quote to think about.  Be a shepherd, not a sheep.


#12 Offline PacificNorthWestern - Posted May 4 2020 - 7:28 PM

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:facepalm:


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#13 Offline BugFinder - Posted May 4 2020 - 8:11 PM

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Just someone send the guy some fungus lol.


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#14 Offline Tfisupe - Posted May 5 2020 - 5:08 AM

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Jesus man lol
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#15 Offline Temperateants - Posted May 5 2020 - 6:14 AM

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The fc community right now

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#16 Offline Tfisupe - Posted May 5 2020 - 9:58 AM

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Cold...judgmental mofos lol..it's cool tho.
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#17 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 5 2020 - 10:00 AM

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I'm not going to judge you at all here, and I'm going to do my best to help you. You can try to find someone with Trachymrmex or Acromymyrmex or Atta, (it's all the same fungus) that is willing to share some. I would share some of my old Trachy colony but I no longer have them... I wish I could do more to help!


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1 Stigmatomma pallipes queen (2 eggs as of this morning)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission (2 years) for my church and so I've been selling/giving away some of my colonies as I won't be able to care for them here soon.


#18 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 5 2020 - 10:31 AM

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I'm not going to judge you at all here, and I'm going to do my best to help you. You can try to find someone with Trachymrmex or Acromymyrmex or Atta, (it's all the same fungus) that is willing to share some. I would share some of my old Trachy colony but I no longer have them... I wish I could do more to help!


They aren't the same fungus, but it is very similar and will work.
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#19 Offline Temperateants - Posted May 5 2020 - 11:52 AM

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How did you lose this fungus? And I'm pretty sure that's why this species is very hard to keep.


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#20 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 5 2020 - 1:04 PM

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Well, I do believe it can be very easy to keep them once certain parameters are met. I used to live in SoCal and kept Acromyrmex and they were very easy once you knew what temp and humidity to keep them at, especially during founding. They need a VERY stable environment and most people just can't provide that, so it's not that they are hard to keep, it's "hard" to access the tools you need to keep them. (considering most people who try seem to not have the adequate resources or incorrect information. ) And even then, they do have high mortality rates (which is one reason why I've always wanted Atta texana, cause they are polygnous and that increases the rates of success with them!)


 

I'm not going to judge you at all here, and I'm going to do my best to help you. You can try to find someone with Trachymrmex or Acromymyrmex or Atta, (it's all the same fungus) that is willing to share some. I would share some of my old Trachy colony but I no longer have them... I wish I could do more to help!


They aren't the same fungus, but it is very similar and will work.

 

Yes, you are correct, I meant the same genus, not species


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-Haden Lee
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1 Stigmatomma pallipes queen (2 eggs as of this morning)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission (2 years) for my church and so I've been selling/giving away some of my colonies as I won't be able to care for them here soon.





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