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$0 Free Tetra! rcbuggy88's Ants and Supplies up for Adoption or Trade California Bay Area Live Guaranteed

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#1 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 1 2020 - 2:31 PM

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Shipping Policy: USPS Priority Mail + packing material cost (usually $10) unless ordering something large. Local pickup in San Jose.

Trading: Would love too, see signature for wanted ants (basically anything), PM for offers.

Discounts: for bulk orders.

Live Guaranteed DOA Policy: If queens come dead on arrival I'll refund cost of the dead ones if pictures are taken and sent same day of delivery

Payment: Cash (if local), PayPal, almost anything...

Other: Please don't flip my ants for a profit, will update regularly. 

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Tetramorium immigrans [journal]

$0 Free- 1 queen with workers in a test tube (available)

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Supplies:
$1.50 USG Hydrostone by the pound (20 available)
$4 Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile 4x4 inches I think. I can also make circles if people want but not going to be as perfect as dspdrew's. (10 available)
$10 16x150mm Karter Scientific borosilicate glass test tubes (pack of 25 so $0.40 per tube) (10 available)

Starter Pack Bundle: for new people interested/getting in the hobby can adjust to fit your needs
$10 Basic (1 Tetramorium immigrans queen with larvae in a test tube, 5 glass test tubes, 5 large cotton balls (rip in half to make 2 normal sized), 3 barbecue skewers) (0 available)
$20 Deluxe (2 Tetramorium immigrans queens with larvae in a test tube, 2 lbs Hydrostone, 2 compostable 8 oz plastic cups, 10 glass test tubes, 10 large cotton balls (rip in half to make 2 normal sized), 6 barbecue skewers) (0 available)


Edited by rcbuggy88, September 24 2020 - 10:17 AM.

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My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#2 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 10 2020 - 2:46 PM

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Lowered price for Tetramorium immigrans and added a starter pack for new anters!!! (targeted at the 75 guests currently online) Great beginner ant, very easy, grow quickly, and very clean. They also don't climb very well will easily be stopped by most escape barriers. They eat almost anything from leftover chicken, to bugs from the backyard, to almonds, and honey. 


Edited by rcbuggy88, June 11 2020 - 5:01 PM.

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#3 Offline MillyMoney - Posted June 25 2020 - 3:50 PM

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Got mine, excellent service, thank you!  Recommend highly !


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#4 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 26 2020 - 2:22 PM

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Thank you MillyMoney! Quick shipping available and quick processing time anywhere in California! Tetramorium immigrans have workers! Perfect, easy, smart, beginner species!

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#5 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 13 2020 - 12:55 PM

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Lowered prices for Tetramorium immigrans! If you have an offer, PM me! If you don't want live guarantee, PM for a cheaper price!


My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#6 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 17 2020 - 1:47 PM

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Bump! Great beginner species!


My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#7 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 21 2020 - 5:45 PM

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Lowered the price by 60%! Now $4 a queen!


My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#8 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 22 2020 - 11:21 AM

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Tetra queens are now free, I have too many, just pay shipping costs. Donations to support my ant hobby are welcome!


Edited by rcbuggy88, July 22 2020 - 11:22 AM.

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#9 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 22 2020 - 1:05 PM

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Have you tried listing these on GAN? Most people looking for ants go there first.
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#10 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 22 2020 - 5:06 PM

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It looks like you can't ship the ants using the GAN, I don't really like the idea of meeting up with a ton of people, even if its in public (especially with the pandemic). If anyone wants to make a super colony, I'll just send you a bunch just pay for shipping (although in my testing, most of the queens end up with their gasters chopped off). 


My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#11 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 22 2020 - 5:16 PM

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It looks like you can't ship the ants using the GAN, I don't really like the idea of meeting up with a ton of people, even if its in public (especially with the pandemic). If anyone wants to make a super colony, I'll just send you a bunch just pay for shipping (although in my testing, most of the queens end up with their gasters chopped off).

Then it’s not a super colony, just a bunch of dead queens that you had pay for shipping...

#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 22 2020 - 5:50 PM

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Man, GAN is just a way of connecting you with people. I don’t follow most of their rules, for example paying AC 10% for each sale or whatever it is. Nobody is going to come strip your GAN credentials if you mail a colony. I say give it a shot.

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#13 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 22 2020 - 6:24 PM

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Man, GAN is just a way of connecting you with people. I don’t follow most of their rules, for example paying AC 10% for each sale or whatever it is. Nobody is going to come strip your GAN credentials if you mail a colony. I say give it a shot.

You give them 10% of your earnings? No wonder most prices are insane, I saw a tetra queen with eggs in a test tube listed for $75. I give mine away test tube and all, I have too many. Honestly I’d rather just donate to Mikey’s channel, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have known antkeeping existed.


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1 Formica fusca group- 0 workers

1 Tetramorium immigrans colony-20 workers

1 Dorymyrmex insanus- 1 queen, used to have workers

 

1 large P. occidentalis colony- around 50 workers, plenty of brood

 

 


#14 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 22 2020 - 6:24 PM

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Man, GAN is just a way of connecting you with people. I don’t follow most of their rules, for example paying AC 10% for each sale or whatever it is. Nobody is going to come strip your GAN credentials if you mail a colony. I say give it a shot.


Yeah, I bought from drew and he shipped them, it was fine. Also, YOU SHOULD be shipping during the pandemic, as it makes it safer for everyone, be it the buyer, the seller, the people around the would-be meeting point. Unless the ants NEED to be picked up like a Myrmecoystus colony with dedicated repletes.

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My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#15 Offline AntsBrooklyn - Posted July 24 2020 - 12:55 PM

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#16 Offline JenC - Posted July 24 2020 - 3:32 PM

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You need a permit to buy ants that are from another state.
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Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis





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