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#1 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 26 2020 - 12:09 PM

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I’ll start off this new shop which is my name brand kinda.. I’ll add new things as time goes on and new ants.
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-I don’t ship ants out of Virginia
-I don’t trade fire ants except xyloni
-Venmo/cash app are payment methods other than in state pickup. Time and day will be set by you but place will be set by me.

Formica pallidefulva-group. 7 workers in a test tube with red sand at bottom for cocoon spinning and they love strong food so honey and sugar water is really good for these guys. 35$

Aphaenogaster lamellidens 20$ Medium in size: Reddish brown and workers with yellow gaster: no sting but will bite if threatened. Pupae and eggs. Very fast when they want to be so kinda hard to catch.

Lasius claviger 3 queen 25 worker colony in test tube 25$

Lasius cf. umbratus queen with 6 workers 15$

Lasius cf. umbratus queen with 3 workers 10$
Customized formicaria for ants. Coming soon but if you want to preorder Pm me and I will try to work out something, regular size 35$ bigger would be around 45$ smaller would be around 30$ shipping will cost more or less depending on how close you are to Virginia. These are made out of firebrick with a small outworld and detachable glass. I except Venmo and cash app that’s it unless you are picking up in state.

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#2 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 26 2020 - 12:14 PM

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Pm for pics of the ants I can only provide a sketch of the nest for now.

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#3 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 26 2020 - 1:27 PM

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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 26 2020 - 1:28 PM

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I don’t think S. xyloni are present in Virginia. I’ve never seen any at least.
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#5 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 26 2020 - 1:29 PM

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Yea I’m pretty sure there not I haven’t seen any either so basically no fire ants at all then everyone.
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#6 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 26 2020 - 6:52 PM

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Everyone I just ordered the supplies and they will be here Tuesday other than 5 outworlds I got to modify into the nests. The outworlds are the expensive part so the asking price is 35$ for each nest, the complete nests come with detachable glass, a option for large or small species, these nests are firebrick with a antshack outworld and red sand, I took my inspiration to make ytong nests from aus ants but made it so that the ants would like it somewhat like THA nests, I hope these work out and I’ll get started on them Tuesday or Wednesday. 


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#7 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 6:52 AM

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so the prices are 35, 40, and 45? am i seeing this correctly?


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#8 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 7:22 AM

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I actually dropped the prices since the outworld comes separately so final price is 30$
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#9 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 7:35 AM

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I actually dropped the prices since the outworld comes separately so final price is 30$

ok, so 30,35, and 40.


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#10 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 7:35 AM

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Yes if it’s bigger it will be more expensive.
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#11 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 7:36 AM

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ok, thanks!


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#12 Offline Devi - Posted September 29 2020 - 7:40 AM

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Have you raised any successful colonies in these nests?  Or are they just prototypes. :)


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#13 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 9:07 AM

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prototypes and i don't plan on selling them any time soon maybe in a month and a half. my formica colony is the test colony.


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#14 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 9:11 AM

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just finished prototype one and glueing down the magnets and sealing it is all i have left to do, of course then move my formica in.


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#15 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 9:19 AM

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think things through before you do. i have too many times moved ants into a formicarium and forgot to do something or thought of something new to do.


also, post pics when done. i forgot to do that on my last 2 formicariums!


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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#16 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 10:15 AM

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What comes with this is a sponge inside the nest a rubber stopper tubing and detachable glass
Don’t mind the toilet :)
The top little hole thing is a very deep chamber if you can’t tell and a camponotus Queen can fit in there and stretch out and it would still be longer than her.
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#17 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 10:17 AM

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What comes with this is a sponge inside the nest a rubber stopper tubing and detachable glass
Don’t mind the toilet :)
The top little hole thing is a very deep chamber if you can’t tell and a camponotus Queen can fit in there and stretch out and it would still be longer than her.

yes! this looks awesome. does it still come with an outworld?


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#18 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 10:20 AM

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On here when I sell it it will be 40 dollars with an outworld but nest alone on your website will be just the nest 30$ since the outworld is already branded. Also keep in mind I have baby hands.
And this is a rough carving the final design will be smoother.
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#19 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted September 29 2020 - 10:21 AM

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#20 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted September 29 2020 - 10:29 AM

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can't wait! i always love expanding my business!


Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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