Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo

ZTY's California Ant Adoption


139 replies to this topic

#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:42 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

READ BEFORE PURCHASING

I SHIP ON MONDAYS (SHIPPING: $15)
D.O.A Policy: I will make full refund or reship if Animals or Equipment arrive damaged or dead (must send video for proof of death within 24 hours of arrival).

Payment: I accept Cash app, venmo, cash.

Contact: You can contact me through pm in formiculture or discord @AntsSoCal #7219

ADD A LIQUID FEEDER FOR ONLY $1 WITH ANY QUEEN OR COLONY IN A TEST TUBE! (This does not include leaf cutter ants)

Ants:


Acromyrmex versicolor (Size: small | Diet: rose petals):
Queen: qty (1-5: $10ea), (6-10: $8ea), (11+: $5ea) (unavailable)
Small colony: $40 (unavailable)
Medium colony: $65 (unavailable)
Large colony: $100 (unavailable)

Attached File  23655245-292D-4E0D-AB1C-BF5DF581AEDD.jpeg   35.38KB   46 downloads

Brachymyrmex patagonicus (Size: tiny | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $1.50ea (unavailable)
2-3 Queen Poly: $5 (1 available)
4+ Queen Poly: $10 (unavailable)
2-3 Queen w/ 1-10 workers: $15 (coming soon)

 

Attached File  9C16CC8C-F903-451B-96BA-D5B45E38BF1A.jpeg   20.44KB   36 downloads

Camponotus clarithorax (Size: medium | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $10ea (unavailable)
2 Queen Poly: $15ea (unavailable)
1 Queen w/ 1-5 workers: $25 (6 available)
2 Queen Poly w/ 1-5 workers: $35 (1 available)

 

Attached File  34953239-E138-4825-81BB-0174495001E5.jpeg   29.58KB   44 downloads

Camponotus laevigatus (formerly quercicola) (Size: medium/large | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $20ea (unavailable)
1-5 workers: $35 (7 available)

 

Attached File  757ED071-E170-417E-A297-D335E4BCBC9A.jpeg   33.13KB   45 downloads

Camponotus vicinus (low elevation) (Size: medium/large | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $15ea (unavailable)

 

Attached File  73734CF6-8DD6-407A-8698-A57AE81947EC.jpeg   30.2KB   46 downloads

Camponotus semitestaceus (Size: medium/large | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $20ea (unavailable)

 

Attached File  811BE4D6-0347-4D23-95F5-90A59902E2BF.jpeg   29.48KB   45 downloadsAttached File  7D8A2F6C-5FDC-4DCD-8342-034DD1D1AA36.jpeg   37.72KB   33 downloads

Cyphomyrmex wheeleri (Size: small | Diet: insect scraps for fungus/yeast):
Queen: $50ea (unavailable)

Liometopum occidentale (Size: small | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $15ea (unavailable)

 

Attached File  6D0CA2A7-6E8E-4DC2-B2F2-C180B861C640.jpeg   23.06KB   38 downloads

Pogonomyrmex californicus (Size: small/medium | Diet: insects, sugar water, seeds):
Queen: $10ea (35 Available)
2-3 Queen Poly: $25ea (Catch On Request)

4+ Queen Poly: $40ea (Catch On Request)

 

Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Size: small/medium | Diet: insects, sugar water, seeds):
Queen: $25ea (unavailable)

Solenopsis xyloni (Size: small | Diet: insects, sugar water):
Queen: $10ea (5 available)

Veromessor pergandai (Size: small/medium | Diet: seeds, sugar water, insects):
Queen: $5ea (unavailable)
2-3 Queen Poly: $15ea (unavailable)
 

Veromessor andrei (Size: small/medium | Diet: seeds, sugar water, insects):

Queen: $15ea (unavailable)

 

Veromessor stoddardi (Size: small/medium | Diet: seeds, sugar water, insects):

Queen: $45ea (unavailable)

 

SPECIALS:

Acromyrmex versicolor 200+ workers, 2 queens, baseball size of fungus. Pick Up Only! $1,000

Hiltonius pulchrus: $1.50ea (unavailable)

Ironclad Beetle: $5ea (unavailable)

Scolopendra polymorpha: $5ea (unavailable)

Attached Files


Edited by ZTYguy, May 26 2022 - 8:57 PM.

  • Swirlysnowflake, Antkeeper01, KadinB and 5 others like this
Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:30 AM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Brachy's have a new larva


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:35 AM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Added 1 week live guarantee policy.


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#4 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:35 AM

KitsAntVa

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,254 posts
  • LocationRichmond, Virginia
Why only 18+ a 16-17 year old can drive and pay cash.

-Kit the one who isn’t 16-17 and can’t drive. ;(
  • Swirlysnowflake, Antkeeper01 and ZTYguy like this
We don’t talk about that

#5 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:37 AM

Swirlysnowflake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,155 posts
  • LocationBay Area, CA

Why only 18+ a 16-17 year old can drive and pay cash.

-Kit the one who isn’t 16-17 and can’t drive. ;(

hmm yeah why the 18+ policy?  :thinking:


Edited by Swirlysnowflake, November 17 2020 - 10:39 AM.

  • ZTYguy likes this

 My YouTube channel :)

 

 


#6 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:37 AM

KitsAntVa

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,254 posts
  • LocationRichmond, Virginia
For example actually I know someone who just turned 18 this year but still was selling ants around a year or two ago.
  • Swirlysnowflake likes this
We don’t talk about that

#7 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:39 AM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Changed policies, Just went through forum rules and found that you don't have to be 18+. Hehe silly me


  • Ants_Dakota and Swirlysnowflake like this
Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 18 2020 - 10:43 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Price lowered on Brachys. More larva.


Edited by ZTYguy, November 18 2020 - 10:43 PM.

Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#9 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 11:39 AM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Brachy's sold. Closed for the season.


  • Ants_Dakota and Swirlysnowflake like this
Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#10 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 5:36 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

Added New Formicarium


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#11 Offline JenC - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:02 PM

JenC

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 330 posts
  • LocationSan Francisco, California
What are the black dots
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

#12 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:06 PM

SleepyAsianAnter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 350 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles (SoCal)

Have you successfully raised colonies in those nests?



#13 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:42 PM

StrickyAnts

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 310 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

how do you hydrate it?



#14 Offline Zeiss - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:45 PM

Zeiss

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,157 posts
  • LocationFountain Valley

I have to say, those nests do not look good.  Those mold dots are not a good sign.



#15 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:45 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

The black dots are a byproduct of the certain type of plaster. I have a colony in a nest with these same black dots in it and they are fine. You hydrate it with a whole in the plaster. It works best with species like tetras, Temnothorax, and even solenopsis. No bigger than solenopsis invicta/geminata.


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#16 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:50 PM

SleepyAsianAnter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 350 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles (SoCal)

Is the yellow top a dye or something? Or is the plaster oxidizing lol



#17 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 6:51 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

I'm not completly sure what the dots are but I have a colony dealing with the black dots and they are doing great. I think the yellow is oxidization.


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#18 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 7:16 PM

SleepyAsianAnter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 350 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles (SoCal)

Did you add metal shavings or something? I was joking about oxidation, and oxidation doesn't even happen that fast (I'm assuming the nest you're selling is new and unused), unless you also added a catalyst. 



#19 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 19 2020 - 8:59 PM

ZTYguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,383 posts
  • LocationNorthridge, California

I've had it on the back burner for a long time (4-6 months) under my work bench light when I am testing things. I was just saying that it has been under high lights and the only othe thing added would be perlite but I can insure that the plaster has been tested multiple times and in all tests not slowed brood growth or cause any colony harm.


Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#20 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 19 2020 - 9:12 PM

SleepyAsianAnter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 350 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles (SoCal)

I've had it on the back burner for a long time (4-6 months) under my work bench light when I am testing things. I was just saying that it has been under high lights and the only othe thing added would be perlite but I can insure that the plaster has been tested multiple times and in all tests not slowed brood growth or cause any colony harm.

"work bench light"

 

"4-6 months"

 

Sounds like mold.

 

What plaster mix is that anyways?

 

I can't think of any plaster brands with random black spots.

 

What species did you put in it? Is it one of those hardy species that'll live anywhere?






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users