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#21 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 9 2020 - 2:08 PM

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Alright so far, I do see anything about legality but I’m going to keep looking. I came back to report that their fungus Termitomyces actually grow mushrooms and these mushrooms can be sold at HIGH prices😂 It apparently has a spicy taste. They also don’t take it from nest to nest in nuptial flights but the queens and kings need to collect a spore after founding in order to grow their garden!! Thought you guys would find that interesting!
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NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 


#22 Online ANTdrew - Posted July 9 2020 - 2:38 PM

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That’s amazing!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#23 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 9 2020 - 3:06 PM

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I still can’t find anything on the legality of obtaining termites but I found a place to buy them😂 antsfromasia.com has 2 Macrotermes species available for rather cheap I’d say! (Of course whipping could be a nightmare😂) So if I find that it’s fine to keep them, I know where I’m heading when I get back from Mexico!!
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1 Savannah Monitor (cause I don't have the heart to give her up and send her away while I'm on my mission, She's my pride and joy!)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 


#24 Online Antkid12 - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:08 AM

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Cool!


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#25 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 10 2020 - 6:20 AM

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I do dream of getting the termites from Africa that grow fungus like leaf cutter ants!! It’d be so cool!! They collect grasses instead of leaves.

I wonder if those would be legal to import?

Maybe!! I’ll look into it and report back!
I would be interested in this as well, if it didn’t cost too much.
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#26 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 10 2020 - 6:53 AM

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I do dream of getting the termites from Africa that grow fungus like leaf cutter ants!! It’d be so cool!! They collect grasses instead of leaves.

I wonder if those would be legal to import?
Maybe!! I’ll look into it and report back!
I would be interested in this as well, if it didn’t cost too much.

Well the cheapest seems to be 25 euros, so about $28 plus shipping, so not too bad!
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1 Savannah Monitor (cause I don't have the heart to give her up and send her away while I'm on my mission, She's my pride and joy!)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 


#27 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 10 2020 - 9:52 AM

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I do dream of getting the termites from Africa that grow fungus like leaf cutter ants!! It’d be so cool!! They collect grasses instead of leaves.

I wonder if those would be legal to import?
Maybe!! I’ll look into it and report back!
I would be interested in this as well, if it didn’t cost too much.

Well the cheapest seems to be 25 euros, so about $28 plus shipping, so not too bad!
I looked and there was one for 20 euros.
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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 versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#28 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 10 2020 - 10:59 AM

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I do dream of getting the termites from Africa that grow fungus like leaf cutter ants!! It’d be so cool!! They collect grasses instead of leaves.[/quote]I wonder if those would be legal to import?[/quote]Maybe!! I’ll look into it and report back![/quote]I would be interested in this as well, if it didn’t cost too much.[/quote]
Well the cheapest seems to be 25 euros, so about $28 plus shipping, so not too bad![/quote]I looked and there was one for 20 euros.[/quote]

Even better!!
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1 Savannah Monitor (cause I don't have the heart to give her up and send her away while I'm on my mission, She's my pride and joy!)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 


#29 Online ANTdrew - Posted July 10 2020 - 11:18 AM

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That’s cheaper than a Tapinoma colony some kid dug up under a rock and put up for sale on GAN.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#30 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted July 10 2020 - 11:27 AM

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That’s cheaper than a Tapinoma colony some kid dug up under a rock and put up for sale on GAN.


Heck if leaf cutter ants were this cheap (and legal to transport) I would buy so many of them!!
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-Haden Lee
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1 Savannah Monitor (cause I don't have the heart to give her up and send her away while I'm on my mission, She's my pride and joy!)

 

NOTES: I'm about to leave on a mission for my church (September 2nd, 2020-September 2022) to Mexico City, Spanish speaking. 





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