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Pogonomyrmex occidentalis for sale, Colorado (CLOSED)


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#1 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 28 2020 - 3:59 PM

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Well, we have been bought out of queens. If you PM’ed before 10:00 this morning, your ants are reserved for you and will be shipped depending on whether you want them with brood or nanitics. Thank you for all that bought from us. Next year we’ll be doing this again, so if you missed out this time, don’t fret. 

 

P. occidentalis can be shipped across state borders, permits required in CA.

20 Pogonomyrmex occidentalis queens identified via microscope will be up for sale in about 1-2 months, queens will only be shipped with nanitics. Queens only with brood available in this month on request.

Caught after nuptial flight, queens were witnessed mating in Colorado.

 

These are a great species, as they can survive purely on seeds. They have a pleasant red color ant comically large heads. However, perhaps their biggest attraction is the fact that they can not climb glass nor plastic, making Fluon, talc powder, and baby oil unnecessary.
 

Price: $20 usd or 2 for $35, not including shipping. Willing to negotiate on bulk orders (3 queens or more).

 

PM to reserve a queen, first come first serve. 

Species verification:

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Edited by Spazmops, August 1 2020 - 8:09 AM.

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#2 Offline Broncos - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:01 PM

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#3 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:07 PM

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Colorado, but pogonomyrmex occidentalis can be shipped across state borders without a permit 



#4 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:09 PM

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Colorado, but pogonomyrmex occidentalis can be shipped across state borders without a permit 

 

However it's still forum rules to have your location in your profile when selling or buying ants.


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I’m interested!
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#6 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:12 PM

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For a queen and brood, I would feel 30 would be reasonable, although THA sells his at 60. You'd probably want to go cheaper if you wanted any business, however.


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#7 Offline Devi - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:12 PM

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I also have around five also p. occidentalis.  I caught them in Colorado with Spaz.  I am also interested in selling them.


My Colonies:

Formica Fusca Queen, just got her, no eggs yet...

Lacius sp. Won't lay eggs, may be infertile

Tetramorium Immagrans; about to have nanitics

Tetramorium Immagrans; laying eggs

20 Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis queens; laying eggs currently, I'm going to sell some...

Lacius flavus; just found her, no eggs yet.


#8 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:13 PM

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If you two are friends you could sell them together. Just a suggestion. 


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#9 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 28 2020 - 4:15 PM

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Colorado, but pogonomyrmex occidentalis can be shipped across state borders without a permit 

 

However it's still forum rules to have your location in your profile when selling or buying ants.

 

Thanks for reminding me, I updated my profile.



#10 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 29 2020 - 12:48 PM

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An update to the listing was made with verification, price, and other information. PM with any questions about them as to not flood this thread.


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#11 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 29 2020 - 4:07 PM

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Price drop, plus cheaper bulk deals.



#12 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 30 2020 - 10:32 AM

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Price drop again, remember to PM if you want to reserve a queen



#13 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 31 2020 - 7:53 AM

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Massive price drop! 1/3 of what THA sells for! All queens come with nanitics unless queens with only brood are requested. All queens ship in a test tube setup with clean substrate.



#14 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:00 AM

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Now that is a good price... This is way too tempting... I may PM you later this week for a bulk order...


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#15 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:05 AM

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Glad to hear you’re happy with the price!


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#16 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 31 2020 - 4:38 PM

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We’re starting to get down to our last few queens. If you’ve already PMed me, your queens are reserved and you are guaranteed live arrival. If you want to order one of these awesome queens, PM now to reserve one!



#17 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 31 2020 - 4:42 PM

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Massive price drop! 1/3 of what THA sells for! All queens come with nanitics unless queens with only brood are requested. All queens ship in a test tube setup with clean substrate.

THA used to sell queens with nanitics for more than 60, so you're selling yours for maybe a fourth of his price.  :D


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#18 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 31 2020 - 4:59 PM

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Massive price drop! 1/3 of what THA sells for! All queens come with nanitics unless queens with only brood are requested. All queens ship in a test tube setup with clean substrate.

THA used to sell queens with nanitics for more than 60, so you're selling yours for maybe a fourth of his price.  :D

 

He’s probably looking to make a profit, which I totally understand, but I’m just trying to break even. This hobby gets expensive real quick


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#19 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 31 2020 - 5:03 PM

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Massive price drop! 1/3 of what THA sells for! All queens come with nanitics unless queens with only brood are requested. All queens ship in a test tube setup with clean substrate.

THA used to sell queens with nanitics for more than 60, so you're selling yours for maybe a fourth of his price.  :D

 

He’s probably looking to make a profit, which I totally understand, but I’m just trying to break even. This hobby gets expensive real quick

Ikr? Perhaps if this does well you could expand beyond 20 queens next year, and brood boost queens once they got nanitics (and NOT before they even have a chance to raise workers and prove themselves to be fit like THA does) to have a range of colony sizes. 


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#20 Offline Spazmops - Posted July 31 2020 - 5:09 PM

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Massive price drop! 1/3 of what THA sells for! All queens come with nanitics unless queens with only brood are requested. All queens ship in a test tube setup with clean substrate.

THA used to sell queens with nanitics for more than 60, so you're selling yours for maybe a fourth of his price.  :D

 

He’s probably looking to make a profit, which I totally understand, but I’m just trying to break even. This hobby gets expensive real quick

Ikr? Perhaps if this does well you could expand beyond 20 queens next year, and brood boost queens once they got nanitics (and NOT before they even have a chance to raise workers and prove themselves to be fit like THA does) to have a range of colony sizes. 

 

I have far more than 20 queens, but I guarantee live delivery, so I have to have backups. The backups that aren’t used will be sold as colonies for cheap, but without the live guarantee (assuming the vast majority of the queens I’m selling now arrive safely).


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