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Format for selling Ants in General Market Place [Suggestion]


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#1 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 10 2020 - 3:23 PM

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Ok, so this is just my idea for selling ants. Just so the buyer gets a basic idea of what they are purchasing.

Sellers would put this per product (ant queen/colony):

Species: (self explanatory)
Stinging: (Yes/No)
Biting: (Yes/No)
Hibernation: (Yes/No)
Size: (Big, Medium, Small)
Cost: (Seller puts the cost of the product)
Image: (Optional)

Again, this is just my idea so it will be a more efficient way of purchasing ants. So the buyer would not have to answer basic questions about the ants. Please tell me what you think about this in the replies.

Edited by TechAnt, July 10 2020 - 8:12 PM.

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Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 10 2020 - 3:34 PM

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Sounds good, but the buyer shouldn’t set prices. Lol
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#3 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:15 PM

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Sounds good, but the buyer shouldn’t set prices. Lol

Uh, this is what the SELLER puts on their post for each product (ant queen/colony)...the buyer would not set any of this. You just go on the seller's market thread with each ant colony in this format.


Edited by TechAnt, July 10 2020 - 4:15 PM.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#4 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:21 PM

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This would be nice. I'm always wondering whether camponotus hibernate or not.


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#5 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:40 PM

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It would be nice if this was simply a fill out sheet when posting a new topic. It would always show up as the same format. I know Drew would have to work on that quite a bit, but it would make things much more orderly in the GMP.
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#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:50 PM

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Sounds good, but the buyer shouldn’t set prices. Lol

Uh, this is what the SELLER puts on their post for each product (ant queen/colony)...the buyer would not set any of this. You just go on the seller's market thread with each ant colony in this format.
Obviously. Edit your guidelines.

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


#7 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:52 PM

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It would be nice if this was simply a fill out sheet when posting a new topic. It would always show up as the same format. I know Drew would have to work on that quite a bit, but it would make things much more orderly in the GMP.

I was thinking that. But it would be easier for Drew if he just made a pinned topic in GMP (General Market Place) and put the empty format I made up there. If he were to accept this suggestion,


Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#8 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:55 PM

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Sounds good, but the buyer shouldn’t set prices. Lol

Uh, this is what the SELLER puts on their post for each product (ant queen/colony)...the buyer would not set any of this. You just go on the seller's market thread with each ant colony in this format.
Obviously. Edit your guidelines.

 

Done lol, sorry for the confusion.


Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#9 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 10 2020 - 7:24 PM

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Ok, so this is just my idea for selling ants. Just so the buyer gets a basic idea of what they are purchasing.

Sellers would put this per product (ant queen/colony):

Species: (self explanatory)
Stinging: (Yes/No)
Biting: (Yes/No)
Hibernation: (Yes/No)
Size: (Big, Medium, Small)
Cost: (Buyer puts the cost of the product)
Image: (Optional)

Again, this is just my idea so it will be a more efficient way of purchasing ants. So the buyer would not have to answer basic questions about the ants. Please tell me what you think about this in the replies.

I think he means 

Cost: (Seller puts the cost of the product)


Edited by rcbuggy88, July 10 2020 - 7:24 PM.

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

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#10 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 10 2020 - 8:11 PM

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Ok, so this is just my idea for selling ants. Just so the buyer gets a basic idea of what they are purchasing.
Sellers would put this per product (ant queen/colony):
Species: (self explanatory)
Stinging: (Yes/No)
Biting: (Yes/No)
Hibernation: (Yes/No)
Size: (Big, Medium, Small)
Cost: (Buyer puts the cost of the product)
Image: (Optional)
Again, this is just my idea so it will be a more efficient way of purchasing ants. So the buyer would not have to answer basic questions about the ants. Please tell me what you think about this in the replies.

I think he means 
Cost: (Seller puts the cost of the product)

Oh my god. How did I not see that lol. I’m so dumb.
Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.




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