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CA: Sleepy's Ant Adoption and Custom Nests (FLASH DEAL)(NEW CA02 QUEENS)


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#1 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted June 12 2020 - 12:11 PM

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Read before you buy:
 

Shipping: I am based in LA County, California, shipping is through my local USPS and is 10 dollars
 
IRL Meeting: Any meetings in real life have to take place in front of my local Walmart (non-negotiable)
 
Payment: Acceptable forms of payment include Paypal (Through the "Friends and Family" option to prevent scams), Venmo, and cash (only if meeting in real life)
 
DOA Policy: As a buyer, it is your responsibility to check the weather and avoid the hottest/coldest days that you feel the ants will not survive. That being said, I will package them to the best of my ability, but once I give it to USPS I lose any power over their survival, so there will be no refunds. Shipping is a stressful time for ants and them being tossed about can lead to less then beneficial behaviors.
 
Trades: I am open to trades, just contact me and we can discuss it.

 

Self Negotiate (SN) Colonies: Colonies that I have that I'm ok with parting with, but don't want to go through all the trouble of doing research to price them or make a post. Pm me an offer and we can bargain from there. (please don't lowball me, unreasonable offers will be ignored)
 
Pm me an offer if you would like to negotiate a price!
 
Quick Note: I am not trying to make a profit from these, I am trying to break even and recover some of the money I sunk into this hobby

 

My Ants

 

Official Listings

 

FLASH DEAL
MUST BE PAID IN GOOGLE GIFT CARD

1 C. modoc 1 worker, pile of brood season 2020

1 M. mexicanus 1 worker season 2020

3 CA02 queens with eggs season 2021

 

All for $100 google play gift card code + shipping sent to paypal

 

 

 

Camponotus US-CA02: "Largest species in cali", huge majors, no fridge hibernation, poly/pleo

 

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Shipped 1 queen per test tube.  

(Yes I know the pricing is weird but I have my reasons) 

 

Stock: 6 queens left

Will restock if a lot of interest is shown

 

1 queen: $30    ---- $30 per queen

 

2 queens: $60  ---- $30 per queen

 

3 queens: $81  ---- $27 per queen

 

4 queens: $96  ---- $24 per queen

 

5 queens: $110---- $22 per queen 

 

 

Myrmecocystus mexicanus: Largest Myrmecocystus species in the world, desert dwelling, no fridge hibernation, repletes

 

5-20 workers + brood in custom cup nest, pickup only

$120

 

 

Nests

 

Home made, custom nests. Pm me your design, drawing, dimensions, and budget. I can make most style of nests, and I have experience 3d designing/printing, here are some examples of my handiwork. If there is a specific container you want me to use, you have to either send me a couple or pay for some. These are by no means pitch-perfect products, and production may take up to a month.

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Pm here or message me on discord (HelloThere#3364) if interested


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#2 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted June 13 2020 - 2:10 PM

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I found a couple more P. Subnitidus and will be selling these as pairs and trios.



#3 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted June 19 2020 - 10:43 AM

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Really good-looking queens!! Thx Sleepy!


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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#4 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted June 22 2020 - 4:14 PM

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Now open to trades



#5 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted June 24 2020 - 9:42 AM

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With the near completion of my incubator, I will be taking my P. Subnitidus off the market in 1 week (7/1/20), they will return to the market as colonies. 



#6 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted June 24 2020 - 7:03 PM

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New! Low and high elevation C. Vicinus available!



#7 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 1 2020 - 12:21 PM

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P. Subnitidus will be off the market at 7 pm! 5 dollars off each Pogonomyrmex listing!



#8 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 6 2020 - 10:22 AM

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New deal! Get free P. Subnitidus with purchases while supplies last!



#9 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 6 2020 - 7:23 PM

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*Bumpity Bump*



#10 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 7 2020 - 4:16 PM

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FREE ANT IF YOU WATCH A VIDEO (HONOR SYSTEM) 



#11 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 7 2020 - 4:30 PM

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Not going to lie, that is a good deal, I would watch it but I aint ready to keep stinging ants.


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

#12 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 7 2020 - 4:39 PM

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Not going to lie, that is a good deal, I would watch it but I aint ready to keep stinging ants.

I have a bunch and I haven't been stung yet, neither have I been stung while catching them, I feel that as long as you're careful, it should be fine. 



#13 Online M_Ants - Posted July 7 2020 - 5:38 PM

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Deal of a lifetime. Great video too.


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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#14 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted July 8 2020 - 8:18 PM

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Forgot to post here. Thanks Sleepy for two ant shipments!  :D


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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#15 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 14 2020 - 8:16 PM

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Got a shipment of 4 queens all live and well.


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#16 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 24 2020 - 9:21 PM

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The free ant is gone now (btw I was serious, if you watched the video I would have legit sent you the ant lol), so are the free queens that come along with purchases. P. Subnitidus colonies will be coming soon!



#17 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 29 2020 - 11:44 AM

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Are the harvester queens guaranteed fertile? Refund if they r not?

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#18 Online cocdeshijie - Posted July 29 2020 - 11:53 AM

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Are the harvester queens guaranteed fertile? Refund if they r not?

no queens can be guaranteed fertile until they get workers



#19 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 29 2020 - 2:54 PM

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Ah I’ll wait until colonies r up then!


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#20 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 29 2020 - 3:36 PM

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Are the harvester queens guaranteed fertile? Refund if they r not?

 

Pogonomyrmex have massive flights, and around 97% of them have dropped their wings, since this isn't an ironclad guarantee that they are fertile, you can always group them up to boost their chances. But if you would like to wait for them to get workers that is fine to.






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