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#61 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted July 31 2020 - 7:41 PM

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I've seen queens out and about eating honey and dog food. They're highly nomadic, I've seen them nest in all sorts of things, like pvc pipes, under cardboard, in gravel, etc.

I’ll try looking. If u see any more catch one pls and hmu  :yahoo:


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#62 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 1 2020 - 5:00 AM

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What is “hmu?”

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#63 Offline Temperateants - Posted August 1 2020 - 6:27 AM

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What is “hmu?”

Please read the rules, a LOL now and then is alright, but please avoid too much slang/text talk.


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#64 Offline AntsDakota - Posted August 1 2020 - 6:32 AM

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What is “hmu?”

It is the abbreviation of 'hit me up', as in 'contact me' or 'reach out to me' or something similar. 


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#65 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted August 1 2020 - 9:45 AM

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What is “hmu?”

Please read the rules, a LOL now and then is alright, but please avoid too much slang/text talk.
Oh ok

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#66 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:09 PM

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i can’t spend much, what do u guys think is a good offer for argentines


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#67 Offline Broncos - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:14 PM

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i can’t spend much, what do u guys think is a good offer for argentines

100000000000000 dollars. Remind me why you want them so much? Because they don’t have nuptial flights? No ant will have a nuptial flight in a formicarium unless you are an expert antkeeper

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#68 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:20 PM

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i can’t spend much, what do u guys think is a good offer for argentines

100000000000000 dollars. Remind me why you want them so much? Because they don’t have nuptial flights? No ant will have a nuptial flight in a formicarium unless you are an expert antkeeper

 

They don’t have nuptial flights so I can’t catch any queens, and I can’t seem to find any nests, only workers. I want them to feed my blind snake and also just cause they are pretty cool in my opinion


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#69 Offline Broncos - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:21 PM

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i can’t spend much, what do u guys think is a good offer for argentines

100000000000000 dollars. Remind me why you want them so much? Because they don’t have nuptial flights? No ant will have a nuptial flight in a formicarium unless you are an expert antkeeper
They don’t have nuptial flights so I can’t catch any queens, and I can’t seem to find any nests, only workers. I want them to feed my blind snake and also just cause they are pretty cool in my opinion
Understandable... their nests are small and hidden under things. Maybe a loose rock or object and you should find one

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#70 Offline JenC - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:24 PM

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Argentines don't do that well in capacity in my opinion.
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

#71 Offline Broncos - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:26 PM

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That’s true. I hear that a lot from people. When I was just starting antkeeping I had a colony thinking they were lasius niger , I raised them till they were at ten thousand. Then once I found out how evil they are, I froze them


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Formica Francoeuri

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#72 Offline TechAnt - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:36 PM

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That’s true. I hear that a lot from people. When I was just starting antkeeping I had a colony thinking they were lasius niger , I raised them till they were at ten thousand. Then once I found out how evil they are, I froze them
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Lasius niger in CA??
Do you mean americanus or neoniger?
If they were niger, h o w could you freeze a rare species to CA.
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
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A bunch of fish ~50 fish

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#73 Offline Broncos - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:37 PM

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That’s true. I hear that a lot from people. When I was just starting antkeeping I had a colony thinking they were lasius niger , I raised them till they were at ten thousand. Then once I found out how evil they are, I froze them
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Lasius niger in CA??
Do you mean americanus or neoniger?
If they were niger, h o w could you freeze a rare species to CA.
Nope... I meant lasius Niger. I was just starting. Maybe first few weeks


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Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

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#74 Offline JenC - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:37 PM

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Edited by JenC, August 5 2020 - 6:38 PM.

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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

#75 Offline Broncos - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:38 PM

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Yea, they were Argentine ants but I thought they were lasius


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Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

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#76 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted Yesterday, 9:16 AM

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Honestly idek why I want them. I’ve tried flipping rocks, to no avail. If anyone really could ship me a colony I would pay shipping and some for the colony (but not too much)

They are invasive, kill native ants, and frankly annoying and boring. Not judging, but their are soooo many cooler ants in CA.

Yep, I know, but you can combine wild ants with the colony and I would like to keep a huge supercolony of them
And then they will escape and murder any ant or easy prey they can find


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I mean, they won’t always escape. Ant Invasion or AntsAustralia keeps them (or some other big youtube ant keeper)
AntsAustralia froze his after the video...

Edited by Kaelwizard, Yesterday, 9:17 AM.

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Temnothorax longispinosus colony.

 

Ponera pennsylvanica queen.

 

Tetramorium immigrans queen.

 

Formica glacialis colony.


#77 Offline zantezaint - Posted Yesterday, 9:42 AM

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There must be at least 10 million plus Argentine workers down here. They rule the area. They terrorize insects. They swarm the seed-harvesters. With that being said, ants are ants and it is hard to discriminate one from the rest, like people do with pitbulls with other dogs.

 

Interesting observation:

  • Queens do not wander off their ant trail.
  • There are multiple trails, and the trails are neat organized lines.
  • Trails can range over desert sand to trees, and they go all the way to the top of the tree.
  • The seed-harvesters finish their foraging by around 8 p.m. when dusk hits. Most of the Argentine workers begin working from dusk. There is a slight overlap in foraging time between the two, in which a war takes place. The Argentine ants usually outnumber a seed-harvester ant by 10:1, attacking from all sides. Sometimes, the seed-harvester ants retreat with an Argentine worker still clinging to them. I also see seed-harvester ants bringing back either their dead or injured comrade back home. As soon as dusk hits, the seed-harvesters cease foraging and stick to nest clean up, in which they stay close to the nest entrance above surface, either guarding the nest entrance, managing the clean up operation, or both.
  • JenC may be right about Argentine ants in captivity not doing well. They don't seem to crank out eggs fast like Solenopsis xyloni queens do. I will see over time how well they do.

Edited by zantezaint, Yesterday, 9:43 AM.

Current Collection:
 
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex unknown colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Camponotus sansabeanus colony.
1 Queen Camponotus fragilis colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis molesta colony.
1 Queen Dorymyrmex insanus colony.
1 Queen Veromessor andrei colony.
1 Queen Veromessor andrei colony.
1 Queen Monomorium minimum colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
 
No egg/larvae/pupae atm:
1 Queen Unknown species.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.




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