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ZTY's Acromyrmex versicolor Journal *May 6*


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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 4 2020 - 12:15 PM

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I have recently aquired a 3 queen colony of A. versicolor and they have big fungus gardens. I will update this once or twice a week or if something big happens.

 

Here are some photos prior to me getting them:

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Edited by ZTYguy, May 6 2021 - 1:51 PM.

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#2 Offline M_Ants - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:02 PM

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How'd you get these? I never see them for sale.


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#3 Offline TechAnt - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:05 PM

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How'd you get these? I never see them for sale.

I am wondering the exact same thing haha.

 

Anyways, they look healthy and great! So cool that more leaf cutter journals are springing up again! Best of luck on them.


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

#4 Offline M_Ants - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:06 PM

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This makes me so salty my Cyphomyrmex died. 


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

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#5 Offline Kalidas - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:15 PM

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Also wondering how you got them!

I would GLADLY buy one queen off you. Considering they won't stay multi queen colonies forever.

#6 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:34 PM

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So the thing is that I got them off a private seller. They have told me not to share any info. 


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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#7 Offline M_Ants - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:40 PM

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Private seller?


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

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 4 2020 - 2:52 PM

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Just don’t question it. If it’s private, it’s private.

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#9 Offline M_Ants - Posted November 4 2020 - 3:05 PM

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I'm not. Just curious how you even find a private seller.


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

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#10 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 4 2020 - 3:10 PM

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There is no way you got these from a guy in Cali


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#11 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 4 2020 - 3:11 PM

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Hello! Acromyrmex havent flown in california yet, even if they did they wouldn't be that big of a colony. So you got them from Arizona. Illegally

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#12 Offline Kalidas - Posted November 4 2020 - 3:45 PM

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Hello! Acromyrmex havent flown in california yet, even if they did they wouldn't be that big of a colony. So you got them from Arizona. Illegally
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You can't possibly know that. Maybe don't accuse people of breaking the law if you don't have evidence.

For all we know this private seller grabbed some queens and workers from an already established nest in the wild. And while they would be questionable morally its not illegal. Now I'm not saying that DID happen, I'm saying we don't know so maybe we don't go around calling people criminals without knowing
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#13 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 4 2020 - 3:52 PM

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Hello! Acromyrmex havent flown in california yet, even if they did they wouldn't be that big of a colony. So you got them from Arizona. Illegally
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You can't possibly know that. Maybe don't accuse people of breaking the law if you don't have evidence.

For all we know this private seller grabbed some queens and workers from an already established nest in the wild. And while they would be questionable morally its not illegal. Now I'm not saying that DID happen, I'm saying we don't know so maybe we don't go around calling people criminals without knowing
I understand that completely. No one else gotten queens. Not even Drew or Nurbs. The top ant keepers in california. Along with thousands of others. So...

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#14 Offline TechAnt - Posted November 4 2020 - 4:07 PM

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Please, don't do this HERE, do this in another thread, or better yet, a private group PM.


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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

#15 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 4 2020 - 4:53 PM

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Please, don't do this HERE, do this in another thread, or better yet, a private group PM.


Exactly, leave it alone even if they bought it from a from a different state that’s not your business it’s theirs.

#16 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 4 2020 - 7:22 PM

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Thank you Techant and KitsAntVa. I can assure everyone that this colony was obtained inside all the terms and regulations. Sorry I did not clear that up in the original post. Also I was away tending to other matters so sorry for leaving everyone in the dark. I hope that this journal is just for veiwing, research, education, etc.


Edited by ZTYguy, November 4 2020 - 7:22 PM.

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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#17 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 4 2020 - 7:29 PM

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Also here are some more photos that I took. Sorry to post these so late. The nest was filled of condensation.

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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639


#18 Offline M_Ants - Posted November 4 2020 - 7:31 PM

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This is tuture. I'm so jealous. I hope your colony does amazing so I can at least enjoy them from afar. 


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

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#19 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 4 2020 - 7:38 PM

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This is tuture. I'm so jealous. I hope your colony does amazing so I can at least enjoy them from afar. 

yesss i agree. i’ve always wanted to keep this species, but i literally just can’t afford them lmao


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#20 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 4 2020 - 8:00 PM

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This is tuture. I'm so jealous. I hope your colony does amazing so I can at least enjoy them from afar. 

yesss i agree. i’ve always wanted to keep this species, but i literally just can’t afford them lmao

 

I hope you guys get a colony each. So far they are so cooky.  I might be setting up a shop in the following months and if the rains are in my favor I might be selling some so who knows.


Edited by ZTYguy, November 4 2020 - 8:01 PM.

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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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