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#1 Offline KonaKeeper - Posted May 21 2020 - 8:08 PM

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Hey guys, wondering anyone has had success finding a Camponotus Queen they would be willing to sell.

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#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted May 21 2020 - 8:17 PM

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You only have one species of Camponotus on Hawai'i: Camponotus variegatus.  Good luck.

 

If anyone offers you from the main 48 states, do not buy.  It is illegal to import into Hawai'i without proper permits.

 

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#3 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 22 2020 - 8:25 AM

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wow, must be so nice looking for ants in Hawaii!


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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:04 AM

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wow, must be so nice looking for ants in Hawaii!

Probably mostly tramp invasive species, but I could be wrong.
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#5 Online AntsDakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:05 AM

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Yeah, I don’t believe Hawaii has a diverse native population (and never has).

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#6 Offline Zeiss - Posted May 22 2020 - 9:40 AM

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Hawai'i has no known native ants, so he doesn't have much of a choice when it comes to invasives or natives.

 

Let's not turn this into an argument about invasive species, just leave it at this unless you live in Hawai'i and are able to get them a queen. 


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#7 Offline KonaKeeper - Posted May 23 2020 - 5:04 AM

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We have about 40 species total here, 100% not willing to import from anywhere else. These islands have enough invasive species without me helping it along.


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#8 Online AntsDakota - Posted May 23 2020 - 5:20 AM

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In that case, I would prefer Anoplolepis gracilipes over Camponotus.

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#9 Offline KonaKeeper - Posted May 23 2020 - 6:00 PM

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In that case, I would prefer Anoplolepis gracilipes over Camponotus.


May I ask why? I was attracted to the size of the Camponotus, even though it would be a long wait for the colony to get big.




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